31. Why do Opus Dei spiritual directors read the mail of numeraries?

I am personally unfamiliar with this practice, so I’ll quote from an ABCNEWS.com interview with Brian Finnerty, an Opus Dei spokesman:

It’s something different than some years ago, as far as the directors might open the mail. They don’t read mail. They stopped doing that. That custom was changed. I think the spirit is still the same, in that people are encouraged to share it, if people think there is something important that they need to talk to or get advice on, they’re encouraged to do that. I think the idea is that that’s a helpful process

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