What is a Spiritual Mentor?

It is someone who provides spiritual guidance, who will listen and who gives a word on how to live a spiritual life. There are many stories from the Desert Fathers of a young monk going to an older monk for a word of guidance such as the one below;

A brother asked a hermit, “Tell me something good that I may do it and live by it.” The Hermit said, “God alone knows what is good but I have heard that one of the hermits asked the great Nesteros, who was a friend of Antony, ‘What good work shall I do?’” He said, “Surely all works please God equally? Scripture says, Abraham was hospitable and God was with him; Elijah loved quiet and God was with him; David was humble and God was with him. So, whatever you find you are drawn to in following God’s will, do it and let your heart be at peace.”

We live in a time that challenges our spirit and this can even cause us to doubt the meaning of our life. This can make us feel lost, confused and unsure on how to proceed in our spiritual journey. Sometimes all we need is to have someone listen to us, to share our thoughts with and maybe give us a word or two of guidance.

If you are seeking Catholic Spiritual Mentoring please contact

John Waligorski at 519-542-0788 in Southwestern Ontario; 810-542-0788 in Eastern Michigan or by email at wudan108@yahoo.com

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About John Waligorski

John Waligorski is a native of Detroit, Michigan and moved to Sarnia, Ontario in 2004. He is a Roman Catholic and attends the Traditional Latin Mass in Sarnia and Lapeer Michigan. John completed the Pastoral Ministry Certification Program in 2018 and the Spiritual Direction Program in 2021 from St. Peter’s Seminary in London, Ontario. John worked in Respiratory Care for 33 years and retired in 2016. He is certified through The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc as a Christian Spiritual Counselor and is a member of the Secular Franciscan Order and the Catholic Writers Guild. He has published two books and is currently working on a third as well as a collection of his poetry. John is a father and a grandfather and resides with his wife Brenda near beautiful Lake Huron.

“Working in health care I found myself in critical situations in which I could provide spiritual guidance to co-workers and patients and I was blessed to be able to work closely with the Chaplain at our hospital. From this experience I felt called to spiritual mentoring and after retirement I pursued this calling. Now I would like to return the many blessings that God has given to me by helping others on their spiritual journey.” John Waligorski

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following Your Will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.”

Thomas Merton: Thoughts in Solitude

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