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How do I find “The Better Part” in Advent?

December 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General

Dear Friends,

You will notice tomorrow that there is a shift in approach with The Better Part posts. Instead of posting the meditation units in sequential order, based on reader feedback, we have decided to post them in keeping with the Liturgical Calendar and the readings for Mass. What that means is that the post you get each Wednesday will be for the scripture reading for the coming Sunday. That way, if you rely on this post for your meditation each week, you will find yourself much better prepared for the Gospel reading next Sunday.

Similarly, a reader asked recently, “How can I use The Better Part to prepare for Liturgical Seasons etc.?” (thanks for the Question Glenn) As with the change above, because The Better Part covers every verse in all four gospels, there is no better way to prepare, pray, and participate with the Church in her glorious seasons of worship. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Go to Appendix 2 in the back of The Better Part and use the Chart provided to follow the Liturgical calendar.
  2. Click on our EWTN Mass Reading link and simply look up the Gospel reading for the day and then find that reading in The Better Part. The link is always on the home page of the blog in the middle column a few screens down. For me, this is the easiest approach.

If you don't own a copy of The Better Part, just click on one of the book title links on this post and buy yourself a Christmas gift! Also, there is no better time than to do the same for someone you love!

Seek Him – Find Him – Follow Him,


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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Cynthia

    Thank you so much! This will greatly assist me in my scripture reading for Sundays.

  • Nickdonna009

    Hello Lexington S.C.
    My Wife and I are new to the area and are just saying hello,we are near barr road.

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