The Teams movement has always invited priests and religious to be spiritual counsellors.
Couples need support, but so do priests and religious. We all know that “community” offers spiritual, practical and human support that enables personal growth. Today, support for priests who have taken lifetime vows of celibacy is more important than ever. This is especially necessary for those engaged in parish work where the understanding of marriage and family life is critical to their approach in dealing with families in their pastoral care.
The spiritual counsellor journeys with the Team and can help achieve balance of work and personal growth through support and communal friendship. He or she contributes as an active member of the Team and can also contribute through prayer and reflection.
John Paul II January 03
“I express my gratitude to the spiritual counsellors who make themselves available for you. They bring their competence and experience to your lay movement. By means of their collaboration, priests and couples learn to understand, appreciate and help one another.”