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Good Friday and The Passion of the Christ

Good Friday and The Passion of the Christ

Dan and Melissa strongly recommend watching The Passion of the Christ on Good Friday evening to more effectively meditate on the brutal reality that Our Lord entered into to redeem the world. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Having a visually realistic portrayal of the event of our Lord’s Passion and death to meditate upon.DivineIntimacyRadioWithDan&Melissa
  • Mary’s role in the Passion and the emotional suffering she endured.
  • Scenes of the everyday life of the Holy Family.
  • The meditations of those acting in the movie during the scene.
  • Suggestions on how to watch the movie.


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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, 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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  • Jeanette

    As horrible as all the suffering and death was for You, Jesus, I understand the need for it. When I think about all Your sufferings, my heart is grieved. You knew how much it would take for hearts of mankind to soften towards You. We value dying for another as the highest act of heroism. You needed us to see how much You Love us…unto Death. Even though the spilling of one drop of Your blood could have satisfied our Father’s sense of Justice, Your perfect plan for salvation in Your suffering and death on the cross was agreed upon by the Most Blessed Trinity and fulfilled perfectly in You. Thank You, Jesus, for Your perfect Obedience and Love.

    • LizEst

      Beautiful! Thank you, Jeanette.

  • LizEst

    There was nothing good or just about the abject brutality of the crucifixion. But, God’s ways are so much higher than our ways (Isaiah 55:9). His death brought about our salvation by putting an end to death. Because He is God, death could not hold Him. Alleluia! He is not dead. He is alive. And, He has opened heaven for us. Let us rejoice and be glad!

    • Jeanette

      A couple of years ago, I was writing in my prayer journal on Good Friday and I actually had intended to write about my sadness on that day because of the remembrance of the Passion and Death of Jesus. But instead, I surprised myself by writing about the joy we should experience from the remembrance of the Passion and Death of Jesus. It is true…there is a mixture of sadness and joy on Good Friday. Thanks be to God’s ways, which are not our ways, because as a result, Jesus has brought about our salvation. I agree with you, let us definitely rejoice and be glad!

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