Chris Fernandez

Chris FernandezChris Fernandez was born and raised in south Florida. Chris studied at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL where he obtained a bachelors degree in aerospace engineering. In 2013, Chris received a certification in spiritual direction from Our Lady of Divine Providece, School of Spiritual Direction, in Clearwater, FL. Then in 2019 he received a masters degree in theology, with a concentration in spiritual theology, from Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT. Chris is a lay member of the Home of the Mother, currently living in Jacksonville, FL with his wife and three children.

Traditionally, the majority of the human population has chosen to live life in a married state. There is a more recent phenomenon of the commitment to marriage growing less popular amongst the young adult population, whereby many are choosing to simply cohabitate, however, overall, most of humanity pursues marriage. Tragically, in our fallen state there is much confusion as to the appropriate role of human sexuality, and human dignity within the context of relationship between the sexes. Even amongst those who understand marriage as a covenant, and pursue being a husband or wife as a vocation, there is still confusion about what this was most designed by God to be like.

Friday, 25 January 2019 06:00

A Look at Spiritual Direction

This article will briefly explain spiritual direction in its essence, the responsibilities of the person being directed (the directee) as well as the director, and then close with some guidance for seeking out spiritual direction. While the content being covered in this article is introductory in nature, the information may prove beneficial for those already in spiritual direction as this article can provide an opportunity for individuals to reflect upon their experience of direction, and allow for adjustments to be made in any matters where either party (director or directee) may have lost focus.

Thursday, 22 March 2018 23:51

Book Review: The Discernment of Spirits

Following the Home of the Mother silent retreat in November 2017, where guided meditation and the Ignatian style of prayer were explored, I began a series of reviews of books written by Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV. This is the third and final book review in the series.

The second book I would like to mention is titled, Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Praying with Scripture, by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

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