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From Grief to Grace – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: When tragedy, loss or failed expectations strike, how can we cope with our circumstances in a healthy, faithful way? Today, Dan and Melissa speak with author, Jeannie Ewing about her book, From Grief to Grace: The Journey from Tragedy to Triumph to better understand God's Jeannie Ewingwill in difficult situations.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What was the inspiration behind this book?
  • How would you define grief from a Catholic perspective as opposed to how the world views grief?
  • What is the difference between depression and grief?
  • How can one embrace the spiritual reality of grief and suffering?
  • How do we find the path to Life in the midst of suffering?
  • How can we most effectively help our loved ones when they are suffering?
  • How can this book help someone experiencing grief in the beginning stages of his or her spiritual journey find deeper meaning through the hardship?


What is Divine Intimacy Radio?

The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.

Twice a week, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching. On Tuesdays, they interview various authors about their spiritual books and about the authors’ own insights on those books.  On Fridays, they get specific on subjects which, primarily include prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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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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  • Marianne

    Thank you for a wonderful podcast. My dear husband passed away suddenly of a heart attack 5 and a half months ago, only 3 days before my 56th birthday. You can imagine the pain and the great sadness of ‘the desert’ that I am in. I completely agree with Jennie’s insights on grief and grace, on redemptive suffering and on coping by uniting our pain to the heart of Jesus. God always brings a greater good out of tragedies, nothing happens in our life needlessly. Everything event is part of God’s divine plan of salvation and a means for our purgation and sanctification. Thank you Dan and Melissa for your great work. God bless you and reward you abundantly. Jeannie, God bless your beautiful family.

    • LizEst

      How very difficult and sad. Our sympathies on the loss of your dear husband, Marianne. Praying for you.

      • Marianne

        Liz, thank you so much. Very grateful for your prayers. Will pray for you and your intentions as well. (I noticed that I made a typo on my post.. I meant to write “Every event is part of God’s divine plan” or “Everything is part of God’s plan”). Peace & blessings to you.

        • LizEst

          I’m grateful for all prayers. Thank you very much. God reward you!

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