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30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Days 5 & 6

30 Days with Teresa of Avila
Reflections on Days 5 and 6

Does the Catholic Church suppress women? How should Christians intercede in political issues? Dan and Melissa address these questions and more as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Announcement: Help bring Avila to Aspen – A new project that includes a revitalization of the Catholic Church in Aspen, Colorado.30DaysWithTeresaOfAvila
  • St. Teresa had the ability to affect political situations with her power and humility.
  • Does the Catholic Church suppress women? Look at St. Teresa's life in the Church. How does the Church regard the Blessed Mother?
  • Should we, as Christians, act to intercede in government affairs? Reflections on 1 Timothy, Chapter 2.
  • Action and voting in conjunction with holiness and prayer.
  • Letter for Day 6: Tune in next week for more on the humility, discernment, illness and suffering of St. Teresa.


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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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  • Caroline Mills Lawry

    I must say that your surprise, oohs and aaahs about the Aspen priest being 60 years old and will be riding his bike across the country is a bit ageist. We older-than-you people are still quite capable of many things. I would like to see you try what he is going to do.

    By the way, I can hardly wait for the next Divine Intimacy radio show. It seems like months between them although I know that it’s only a week. And they’re never long enough. Thanks to both of you.

    • LizEst

      Caroline–I understand your concern. But, if you’ve been following along with these radio and podcast posts, you surely remember Dan is in quite a bit of pain these days and suffering a lot. Please try to keep such things in mind when making comments such as what you have done here. I doubt he meant to be ageist. Thanks in advance.

  • LizEst

    Oh, I see. We are trying to keep discussion on an encouraging level here (see our Frequently Asked Questions [FAQ] here: ). In order to avoid misconceptions, the best policy is to let the one who has the difficulty, or whatever, be the one to bring the humor…not someone else. One could always add something like “just kidding” to the comment as well. Remember the old saying that when someone says, “with all due respect” it is never said with all due respect. it is just a cover for whatever inconsideration comes next. Thanks for clarifying…and God bless you!

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