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Video – The Better Part and the “Four Cs” of Christian Meditation

September 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Meditation, Prayer, The Better Part, Videos

The Better Part and the Four “Cs” of Christian Meditation (Concentrate, Consider, Converse and Commit)
A Video Resource

How to Meditate

for post on The Better Part and the Four "Cs" of Christian Meditation -- A Video ResourceMeditation is rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church.  It is a personal conversation with God. But, some people do not know how to get started. In this video, Fr. John Bartunek helps us understand how to approach God through faith, how to use the “Four Cs” of Christian meditation: Concentrate, Consider, Converse and Commit. To learn more about this method and to dig deeper in your relationship with Christ through Christian meditation, please consider purchasing Fr. John's fantastic book The Better Part – A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer. Detailed steps on each of the “Four Cs” are provided in the book.

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Art for this post on The Better Part and the Four “Cs” of Christian Meditation — A Video Resource: Cover of Father John Bartunek's book “The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer” is used with permission. Video of How to Meditate (using the four C's of Christian Meditation) provided by Dan Burke and Fr. John Bartunek has also been used with permission.

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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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  • Thank you! A great resource for growing in our spirituality.
    Perfect for the “Year of Faith”..
    Looking forward to more…

  • Thank you to Catholic Spiritual Direction!
    I look forward to seeing more of these videos.Great for our spiritual growth during this coming “Year of Faith.”Great idea…I will be spreading the word!!

    • Thanks Laura – it was great spending time with you and your parish in AZ recently. I hope to get back soon!

  • Barb

    The App is fantastic for reading “The Better Part” on the go. Thank you, Father John.

  • Helene

    Thank you so much Dan, Fr. John and all those at RCSpiritualDirection for making this tool available for growing in the spiritual life. I will spread the word and offer my support as I am able. I look forward to seeing the next videos! Thank you!

    • Thank you for your support Helene – it was you and many others who provided the prayers and support we needed to get this project off the ground.

  • Wow!!!! That, Father John, is beautiful. Now to-day God in the Minute Meditation asked me to give up Three Things for Him…..this is a good time to do that…..I asked Jesus what He wants me to give up as I venerated His Divine Mercy Image………He has not told me yet what He wants me to give up for Him as my Birthday Present and I am looking at Him as I type this and waiting for His answer…, Father John, is that Meditation????

  • LizEst

    This is wonderful video: simple and to the point. Anyone can understand it…and I’ve sent the link on to many! God bless you Dan and Father John. Happy Lord’s Day!

  • Theresa George

    Just blogged a book review on *The Better Part* if you are interested (and pinned it!).


    • LizEst

      Great review…and beautiful blog! My sister always quotes the one about the angels of the little children beholding the face of God.

      God bless you, Theresa.

      • Theresa George

        Thank you for your very kind words today Liz!  Many blessings to you as well.

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