What advice do you have for young adult Catholics?

January 3, 2012

In the November 7th issue of America there was an interview with Robert P. George, a law professor at Princeton University.  In the interview, Fr. Kevin Spinale, SJ asked him, “What advice do you have for young adult Catholics maturing spiritually and intellectually?”  His answer is worth sharing:

Attend to your spiritual life.  Develop a strong interior life, especially when we are making educational choices and anticipating career choices.  We have to discipline ourselves to maintain regular prayer….

Perhaps the most important thing for young people to be thinking about is what is God’s plan for their lives; what is God calling them to do?  Discerning that vocation is in a certain sense one’s primary job; and if you do not have a strong interior life, you lack the foundation for discernment.  Strengthen your spiritual life so you can properly discern God’s will for you in all the dimensions of your life. 

Gain God’s assistance in living a life that makes sense–integrated and devoted to things that matter.

To read the full interview….

I pose the same question to you…What advice do you have for young adult Catholics?

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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