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Heights of Prayer: 30 Days w Teresa of Avila: Pt 1Day 26 Reflections

Heights of Prayer
30 Days with Teresa of Avila
Part 1, Day 26 Reflections
Divine Intimacy Radio

In today’s episode on the heights of prayer, St. Teresa describes her spiritual ecstasies and how they caused her distress. Dan and Melissa talk about how everyone is called to the heights of holiness as they read from St. Teresa’s letter to her brother from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Is there a universal call to holiness?
  • Can everyone reach the advanced stages of prayer that the saints do?over-Front_-_30_Days_Teresa_of_Avila_20150128a_pdf
  • How do lay people reach the heights of holiness? What should they do when they get there?
  • What is the evidence of authentic prayer?
  • Is spiritual aridity normal? Where does it come from?
  • How should we deal with periods of aridity and consolation?
  • How the marital experience is like the spiritual life.
  • What is the measure of spiritual progress?


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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, and Divine Intimacy Radio, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, and his newest books Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep and Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux. 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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