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Experiencing Joy in Suffering for Love of Christ

January 27, 2017 by  
Filed under 30 Days T Lisieux, Anthony Lilles, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Show Notes

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Experiencing Joy in Suffering for Love of Christ


Description: This week Dan and Dr. Lilles delve into the mystery of experiencing joy in suffering for love of Christ, as seen through the eyes of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as “The Little Flower”.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Was the oblation written at the pinnacle of her spiritual journey?
  • What does she mean by the “crucible of suffering”?
  • How do we experience joy in suffering for love of Christ?
  • Does God want us to suffer?
  • Is St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, a mystic in the traditional sense of mysticism?


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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, 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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  • Perfect timing…I was just wondering how to pray when you are enduring long-term illnesses and various suffering that come one after another. Thank you! Praise God for his grace!

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