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Summer School with an Eternal Impact – Last Chance for Avila Summer Courses & Spiritual Reading Webinar

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Who says summer can’t be a time of great learning and growing closer to God? This summer, we propose two options: summer courses through the Avila Institute and our Life-Changing Summer Reading webinar. The webinar takes place this Saturday, May 30 (so you need to register NOW!) and will cover the reading Dan suggests in his post on that topic. He’ll also cover how... Read More

Prayer

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Recurring Nightmares; Spiritual Attacks

RECURRING NIGHTMARES/SPIRITUAL ATTACKS Dear Father John, When I was a child I used to have recurrent nightmares about snakes, rats, wild dogs and the feeling of choking myself. A priest came home and told my family to pray every night before... Read More

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The Powerful Crown of Roses

The Powerful Crown of Roses In the kingdom of men, the crowns made of durable, precious metals yield the symbol of power and dominion. In the Kingdom of God, it is always the opposite. It is those crowns made from living vines and branches that... Read More

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Wisdom on Mental Prayer – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Day 8

“Do not tire your brain by trying to work it during meditation.” – St. Teresa of Avila. Dan and Melissa look at progressive development in prayer and the spiritual life as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30... Read More

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Wisdom on Mental Prayer – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Day 8

“Do not tire your brain by trying to work it during meditation.” – St. Teresa of Avila. Dan and Melissa look at progressive development in prayer... 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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Spiritual Warfare

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Recurring Nightmares; Spiritual Attacks

RECURRING NIGHTMARES/SPIRITUAL ATTACKS Dear Father John, When I was a child I used to have recurrent nightmares about snakes, rats, wild dogs and the feeling of... Read More

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The Powerful Crown of Roses

The Powerful Crown of Roses In the kingdom of men, the crowns made of durable, precious metals yield the symbol of power and dominion. In the Kingdom of God, it... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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Recurring Nightmares; Spiritual Attacks

RECURRING NIGHTMARES/SPIRITUAL ATTACKS Dear Father John, When I was a... Read More

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Disciple of a Fool

St. Bernard of Clairvaux is famous for saying that “Anyone who takes... Read More

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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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Announcing our New Book: The Confessions of St. Augustine

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The Confessions of St. Augustine (Week 1 of 15) Please join us in reading one of... Read More

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