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Feast of St Mark the Evangelist

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Feast of St Mark the Evangelist St Mark the Evangelist, a cousin of Barnabas, accompanied St. Paul on his first missionary journey and later went with him to Rome. He was a disciple of St. Peter whose teaching was the basis for Mark’s gospel. Mark is said to be the founder of the church of Alexandria [cf the Office of Readings, for the Feast of Mark, Evangelist... 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

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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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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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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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Can Demons Repent?

Dear Father John, I understand that demons hate God, but they also suffer from being separated from Him. Is it possible that a demon could repent, and accept God... 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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Forming Our Emotions (Part I of II)

Dear Father John, My reactions to things seem out of control. For example,... Read More

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Carrying Out Works of Mercy

CARRYING OUT WORKS OF MERCY Dear Fr. John, Sometimes, when I set out to... Read More

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Jesus is Asking You… (Part IV of IV)

Jesus Is Asking You… (Part IV of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or... Read More

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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

Announcing our New Book: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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30 Days with Teresa of Avila (Week 1 of 6) Please join us for a brief but profound... Read More

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