This understanding encompasses several axes, namely: the mystical – the affective life, the life of adoration; the intellectual/historical – theological groundedness and historical awareness; the institutional: the place of the church, and the function of spiritual disciplines; spiritual character: death to self, humility, enduring suffering, etc.; and praxis: the importance of both the contemplative and active lives.
von Hügel‘s unique contribution to mature spirituality is rooted in his holistic approach to spiritual direction, his profound intellect and broad education, his unusual perspective as a lay Catholic director within a tradition of priestly direction, and his deep commitment to ecumenicism. von Hügel is a voice that still has much to offer our understanding of spiritual maturity.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent