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Fr Jacques Philippe Interview: Searching for & Maintaining Peace

March 9, 2014 by  
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Father Jacques Philippe

Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends,

Fr Philippe has devoted himself to spiritual direction and preaching retreats as a member of the Community of the Beatitudes, which was founded in France in the 1970s. As you know from my post about the mysterious encounter with him, I had the joy of interviewing him on Register Radio. I had the urge to get this ready for you today as I was reminded of this encounter after another visit to Casa Maria.

Fr Philippe believes this topic of peace is very important for everyone because, in everyone, there is a great need to find true peace, because he believes that, what he is sharing in his book, is in accordance with the Gospel, and because it has been nourished by the most beautiful spiritual tradition in the Catholic Church such as the Carmelite Tradition, and St. Francis de Sales, and because, in his life as a priest, he has had the opportunity to listen to many people who have talked with him about the difficulties, the trials and sufferings they encountered.

Bless you as you seek His peace!



Art Photography and Video for this post on Fr Jacques Philippe Interview: Searching for and Maintaining Peace: Father Jacques Philippe and Dan Burke on Register Radio from Avila Institute on Vimeo, 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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  • Jeanette

    Thank you for this and thank you for pretty well summarizing what Fr. Jacques said after he answered each question. For me, he was a little hard to understand. The gist of what I got is that spending time in prayer with Jesus especially in the scriptures, His word, will give us the peace that we can only get from God. And the more we pray effectively, the more peace we will obtain. And that it is possible to maintain peace in the troubles of daily life in union with God. God bless you!

    • LizEst

      …and thanks for your summary as well, Jeanette! God bless you. Happy Lord’s Day!

      • Jeanette

        Happy Lord’s Day to you too!

    • You are welcome! It was a joy to spend time with him.

      • Jeanette


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