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Can I Trust the Writings of Fr Anthony de Mello?

April 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Can I Trust?, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Show Notes

Can I Trust the Writings of Fr Anthony de Mello? Who is Fr Anthony de Mello and can we trust his spiritual writings to lead us to a deeper union with Christ? Dan and Melissa discuss the problems with Fr de Mello’s influential spiritual guidance and the Catholic Church’s position on non-Christian teachings. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Melissa’s experience of spiritual consolation at... Read More

Questions on Prayer – Part 2

January 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Method, Prayer, Show Notes

Questions on Prayer Part 2 Dan and Melissa answer more listener questions on prayer (click here for part 1). They discuss the benefits of a spiritual community to one's prayer life, some specific meditation practices, advice we can take from the Saints and Mystics, and much more in “Questions on Prayer Part 2”. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Is there something wrong with me if I... Read More

Finding God through Meditation – Starting a Prayer Routine

Starting a Prayer Routine Want to start a new prayer routine? Dan and Melissa answer a listener's question on starting a prayer routine. Join them as they offer suggestions on developing a prayer habit and reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can I begin a new prayer life if I’ve never successfully... Read More

Finding God Through Meditation – St Peter of Alcantara & the Importance of Prayer

St Peter of Alcantara and the Importance of Prayer Who was St Peter of Alcántara? What did he have to say about prayer? Join Dan and Melissa as they begin a discussion of his book Finding God Through Meditation, and answer a question from a listener about prayer. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Do I really need to set aside a specific time for prayer every day? How do ascetical practices help... Read More

Contemplative Prayer: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 21 Reflections

Contemplative Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 21 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Dan and Melissa discuss stages of prayer and the transitions between the stages, focusing particularly on contemplative prayer. Join them as they reflect on letters of St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is contemplative prayer, or contemplation? How... Read More

How can I Avoid False Teachings on Prayer? (Part II of III)

July 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer

…A faithful follower of the Lord asks: Dear Dan, I enjoy reading more modern writers about prayer and the spiritual life but I am always worried about false teachings that could lead me away from the heart of the Church. How can I know when an author is not orthodox or teaches something that could lead me to deception instead of to God? In our first post we briefly reviewed the challenges that... Read More

Fr Barron on St John Paul II and Self-Mortification

February 19, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Lent, Mortification, Videos

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Fr Barron Comments on Pope John Paul II and Self-Mortification John Paul II and self-mortification; Sepia of Flagellants, artist unknown, 15th century woodcut, Wikimedia Commons. What is self-mortification?  Is it an ascetical practice?  And, what is the truth about self-mortification, taking the discipline and Pope John Paul II?  What other discipline did Pope John Paul II practice?  Is this... Read More

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