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Video – What is Christian Meditation?

October 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Meditation, Videos

Christian Meditation: What is it?
A Video Resource!
Dan Burke

Dan Burke

Fr John Bartunek

Fr John Bartunek

Christian Meditation:

Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke discuss meditation, which has a long history in the very rich tradition of the Catholic Church.  As well, it is a central spiritual discipline in our spiritual lives.  Many topics and questions are covered in this video. Among these are: What is Christian meditation? What is the key element of this meditation? How is it distinct from non-Christian eastern meditation? How is it different from vocal prayer? What are the most important things to understand about Christian meditation and developing a personal relationship with Christ? Who is our personal coach in this the practice of meditation? How does the Catechism of the Catholic Church define prayer? What is really the essence of Christianity?


theBetterPartCoverSmallEditor's Note: To learn more about this 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.


Art: The cover of Father John Bartunek's book “The Better Part” is used with permission. The photographs of Dan Burke and Father John Bartunek are used with permission as well.

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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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  • Olga Myers

    These video teachings are short and a wonderful tool to use especially during this Year of Faith. You are a gift to our Church! May the Lord continue to inspire you on how to teach and lead His people closer to Him. God bless you!

    • Thanks Olga – we are grateful for your encouragement. Please pray for this effort that the Lord would provide more funds to continue this project!

  • LizEst

    Another great little video. These are wonderful. God bless you Father John and Dan. Thank you so much for this effort.

  • Now Fr. John and Dan, listening to you here, I am struck by the fact that when I am talking to God Who knows me and understands the real me that is Meditation. As I had stated elsewhere some time back, I do talk to Him all the time while sitting on my Desk in my little Office with the Image of Divine Mercy watching me……old people do talk to themselves, and I talk to Him during the day about anything and everything. These are not strictly Prayer times but it is like we are two in the Room and I feel I am never alone, even if He does not respond audibly to my ramblings. Thank you so much for these video teachings. I have also benefited immensely from the excerpts from “The Better Part” especially the Prayers.

  • Charlie

    Excellent and I will use this with our Men’s Group. thank You.

  • Freciabrom

    Hi Mary@42 

    I disagree with you that “old people do talk to themselves” Young people
    ddo that too!


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