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How can I know the will of God in my life? – Part II of II

June 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Will

Dear Father John, How can I know what the will of God is in my life? I have been suffering physically for almost a year. I have been praying for healing and others have been praying for me. How do I know if it is God's will that I continue suffering? I don't know whether to keep on praying for healing or to just accept this suffering as God's will. I pray that I may know His will but so far can't figure out what it is. After covering... Read More

A prayer of surrender

June 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Anonymous, God's Will, Prayers

Prayer of Surrender Loving Father, I surrender to you today with all my heart and soul. Please come into my heart in a deeper way. I say, “Yes” to you today. I open all the secret places of my heart to you and say, “Come on in.” Jesus, you are the Lord of my whole life. I believe in you and receive you as my Lord and Savior. I hold nothing back. Holy Spirit, bring me to a deeper conversion to the person of Jesus Christ.... Read More

Novena to St Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

June 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayers of Saints

St Pio of Pietrelcina St Pio of Pietrelcina, O.F.M.  (Padre Pio) Novena Dear God, Thou hast generously blessed Thy servant, St Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. Thou hast marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Thy Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence... Read More

How can I know the will of God in my life? – Part I of II

June 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Will

Dear Father John, How can I know what the will of God is in my life? I have been suffering physically for almost a year. I have been praying for healing and others have been praying for me. How do I know if it is God's will that I continue suffering? I don't know whether to keep on praying for healing or to just accept this suffering as God's will. I pray that I may know His will but so far can't figure out what it is. Clearly,... Read More

Friday Morning Hymn from the Mundelein Psalter

June 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Hymns

Friday Morning Hymn Friday Morning Hymn Deus, qui caeli lumen O God the lamp of heaven high and source of light: your shining hand unrolls the banner of the sky, upholding it above the land. Dawn, casting up a crimson tide, has veiled the stars that saw its rise; the morning breezes, far and wide, with dewy breath the earth baptize. The darkness from the sky has gone as nightly shadows pass away; the morning star, sign of the... Read More

Catholic Spiritual Direction Update

June 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General

Update on Catholic Spiritual Direction Update! Moving to Alabama! Dear Friends, Update on Catholic Spiritual Direction! You have probably wondered why the posts have slowed down to a crawl the last week or so. This is because I have been extremely busy moving my family from Colorado to Alabama over the past few weeks! Please pray for us as we get settled in to new jobs and a new parish family. I will try to get the posts ramped... Read More

Should I refrain from communion if I don’t remember when I last ate?

June 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Scrupulosity, Trent Beattie

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Dear Trent, we’re supposed to refrain from eating for an hour before Holy Communion, but I can never tell if it’s actually been an hour or not. A few times I’ve stayed in my pew because I wasn’t sure if it had been an hour since I last ate. What should I do? None of us, not even the priest offering the Mass himself, knows the exact moment when he will be receiving Holy Communion. If someone uses the hour of fast as a... Read More

Do you have a question about the spiritual life?

June 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General

Question: Do you have a question about the spiritual life?   Question Dear Friends – Because so many of you have asked, I have made it easier to find out how to submit a question to us. You will find the link in the top of the middle column for now. Thank you for you constant interest in seeking to know, love, and serve Him! Seek Him – Find Him – Follow Him Dan + We want to serve you and help you in your... Read More

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