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Even Unto Death – A Music Video Meditation

June 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Charlie Johnson, God's Love, Videos

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Even unto Death A Music Video Meditation Even when we are so busy at the hard work of reforming our souls and “working out our salvation with fear and trembling”, we must never forget the very basic fact about Christianity: God loves us. And it is this love that invites our souls into a deeper love and affection for him. This is the context by which we do all that we do. We rejoice, we suffer,... Read More

Reflections on Finding God through Meditation – Centering Prayer and the Necessity of Prayer

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Centering Prayer and the Necessity of Prayer What is “centering prayer”? Can it lead to contemplation? Do I need to pray to be saved? Dan and Melissa discuss the necessity of prayer and answer these questions and more as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: Is contemplation the same thing... Read More

Reflections on Finding God through Meditation – What is Prayer?

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WHAT IS PRAYER? How does one get started in mental prayer? What are the imporatant elements to having a good prayer life? Dan and Melissa take on complexities of answering the question “What is prayer?” as they discuss the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.   Topics/Questions covered in the show: Answers to the question “What is prayer?” How... Read More

Finding God through Meditation – Distractions in Prayer & Methods of Prayer

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Distractions in Prayer and Methods of Prayer Finding God through Meditation Reflections     How can we overcome distractions in prayer? How do we recognize transitions in our prayer lives, and how should we respond to them? What methods of prayer can be helpful? Dan and Melissa address these questions and more as they discuss the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.   Topics/Questions... Read More

Love is Moving

December 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Videos

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Dear Friends, The following is a post from one of my favorite Catholic musicians, Audrey Assad. If you are not familiar with her, you are missing something. Before you read what she has to say, I thought you might be moved by this video, Love is Moving. One Thing by Audrey Assad One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,... Read More

Making the Most of Advent

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Making the Most of Advent Advent is here. Are you ready? How can prepare spiritually for Christmas? Dan and Melissa discuss ways we can make the most of Advent, and how we can prepare our hearts for Christmas during Advent with devotional ideas and lots of resources.   Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why is Advent so important in the liturgical calendar? How does imagery, like icons... Read More

Finding God through Meditation – Mental Prayer & Centering Prayer

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St Peter of Alcantara on Mental Prayer Finding God through Meditation What is “centering prayer”? What did Sts Peter of Alcántara and Teresa of Avila teach about good prayer? Dan and Melissa reflect on the differences between good prayer and false prayer, as found in St Peter of Alcántara’s book Finding God through Meditation. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Are there incorrect... Read More

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

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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

Living for One Thing

November 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Lectures/Talks

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Dear Friends – here’s a fascinating testimony from a friend that is worth reading. Her name is Iwona.   Living for One Thing – Iwona Bednarz-Major I love to watch people. As I watch, I wonder: what drives that person? What kind of struggles and hopes does he know? If she could have one wish, what would it be? I grew up in Poland during Communism. My life unfolded like that... Read More

Your heartache is breaking you…

September 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Meditations, Music, Videos

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Your Heartache is Breaking You . . . I don’t know about you but music and art speaks to me in ways that no stack of theology books can touch (even though I regularly and easily get lost in the sublimity of the writings of the saints). Reaching an even deeper level are those artists and lyrics that are true in art and theology. In these works of art we can completely rest and be led into the... Read More

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