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Living Spiritual Teachers Project:

Margaret Guenther
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

• Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and retreat leader

• Retired professor of Ascetical Theology at General Theological Seminary in New York

• Writer on the importance of prayer and listening in the spiritual life


Margaret Guenther, born in 1929 is an Episcopal priest, wife, mother of three children, grandmother, spiritual director, mentor of spiritual directors, retreat leader, "administrator, lay medical practitioner, scrubber of floors, washer of clothes."

She is an Emeritus Professor at General Theological Seminary in New York City where she taught Ascetical Theology. She was also the Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality, a pioneering program for the training of spiritual directors. Currently she serves as Associate Rector of St. Columba's Church in Washington, D.C.


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• A sophisticated and sensitive spiritual voice in mainstream Christianity

• An emphasis on prayer and contemplation

• Guidelines for the practice of spiritual direction


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