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Prayer, Theological Virtues, and Spiritual Aridity – Part II

Today, in part two of a special two-part interview Dan speaks with Fr. Jacques Philippe about establishing a successful prayer life and entering into contemplation.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What are a few of the most common pitfalls or difficulties that lay people experience in prayer and how can they be avoided?
  • Poverty and humility in prayer is most affective in building a strong prayer life.
  • A successful prayer life takes time, commitment and determination.
  • for post on prayerIf my life is very busy, how much time should I devote to prayer daily?
  • Should we allow ourselves be discouraged if we fail in our attempt to establish a prayer routine?
  • If we feel that God is trying to speak through our religious studies, how should we respond?

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, 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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