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Bearing Persecution – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 29

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Bearing Persecution 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 29 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Are we bearing persecution in the right way? Learn from a saint how to respond to persecution. St. Teresa advises a Carmelite nun to avoid the temptation to indulge in righteous indignation in response to an accusation. Dan and Melissa reflect on a letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of... Read More

How can I better praise God?

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Dear Dan, Can you give any help on how to learn to praise God? I enjoy going to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and would really like to learn how to praise Him. I don’t feel my words are adequately expressing the praise I really would like to give. Thanksgiving is easier, but I would be grateful for some advice on the praise side. Dear Friend, thank you for asking. This is a very touching... Read More

Another version of Acts of Faith, Hope and Love

March 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Charity, Dan Burke, Faith, Hope, Prayers


Another Version of Acts of Faith, Hope and Love* ACT OF FAITH: O my God, I firmly believe that Thou art one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost; I believe that Thy Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths which the Holy Catholic Church teaches, because Thou hast revealed them, who canst... Read More

Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love

December 25, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Meditation, Prayer, Vocal


Do you ever have trouble shedding distractions and entering into prayer and meditation? A powerful way to open up your time of prayer, meditation, or scripture reading is through acts of faith, hope, and love. These acts can be the recitation of prayers like the ones below or others that you can write on your own. Whether you write your own or recite these traditional forms, these acts can help you... Read More

Frustration and Humility: Any such thing as an Act of Humility?

April 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Humility

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Dear Father John, Your recent comments on frustration, impatience and the need for humility and how to grow in it have been insightful and practical. Thank you so much! However, I would like to know how you would advise going about making an “act of humility”. I am familiar with the Litany of Humility, but I am thinking that there may be a shorter prayer that we could pray a lot, i.e.,... Read More

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