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What is Your Why?

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What is a dynamic Catholic? To me, these are folks who give all they have to God and neighbor in a way that is energetic, creative, and that yields an impact wherever they go. Peter Howard, the author of what follows, is a dynamic Catholic. As such, we have been blessed to have him teaching at the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and now he is working to expand... Read More

Prayer

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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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Spiritual Direction

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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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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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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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