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The Month of Our Blessed Lady

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The Month of Our Blessed Lady May is one of my favorite months. The budding of new flowers, longer periods of daylight, the warmth of Spring and the joy of singing the Regina Caeli. All very welcome, especially when one lives in the mountains. But there is one very special reason I love the month of May. It is the month of Mary, who gives all those characteristics of Spring... Read More

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Practicing Recollection Throughout the Day

Practicing Recollection During the Day St. John Chrysostom wrote, “It is impossible, utterly impossible, for the man who prays eagerly and invokes God ceaselessly ever to sin” (De Anna 4, 5). Since you are reading this post, I assume that... Read More

Divine Intimacy Radio

Unraveling Yoga Madness

Dan and Melissa discuss concerns and questions that surfaced in response to last week’s episode where we explored several approaches and beliefs about Yoga along with recommended resources. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Clarification... Read More

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Demon Possessed Through Yoga? – Divine Intimacy Radio

A caller asked about the practice of yoga and it’s link to potential demonic activity. Dan and Melissa discuss a Catholic perspective on yoga, including the opinions of an exorcist and theologians. They also provide suggestions on alternatives... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

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The Night of the Spirit

The Night of the Spirit Presence of God – Pour forth, O Lord, into my soul greater love and greater courage, that I may willingly accept Your purifying action. MEDITATION The... Read More

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Frustrated with my prayer life – I am stuck!

Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Family, Many people feel a profound frustration with their inability to pray, to grow spiritually, to know and experience the Love... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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Spiritual Warfare: Tonic Soup & Near Collision

Spiritual Warfare: Tonic Soup and a Near Collision In the classic struggle between good and evil, the Genesis account of Joseph and his brothers shows how God’s... Read More

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Can I Trust Spiritual Directors International?

Can I trust “Spiritual Directors International”?   We received the following inquiry from one of our readers: “I just visited the regional Catholic... Read More

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Get a Vowel

Get a Vowel You are climbing a mountain, working hard, pushing yourself... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare: Tonic Soup & Near Collision

Spiritual Warfare: Tonic Soup and a Near Collision In the classic struggle... Read More

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Forming Our Emotions (Part II of II)

Forming Our Emotions (Part II of II) Editor’s Note: In part I, we... Read More

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Can I Trust Spiritual Directors International?

Can I trust “Spiritual Directors International”?   We... Read More

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Book Club

Don’t Feel Like Praying? Just head outdoors!

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30 Days with Teresa of Avila (Week 3 of 6) You should take no notice of the temptation... Read More

God’s High Expectations for Us

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30 Days with Teresa of Avila (Week 2 of 6) Do not suppose that you will have to... Read More

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