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On Knowing Your Sins; How to Meditate More Effectively

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Questions on Knowing Your Sins and How to Meditate More Effectively How can we become more aware of our sins? How does our disposition help us to meditate more effectively? Dan and Melissa answer these questions as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do I find myself unaware of how I’ve offended... Read More

Finding God through Meditation – Starting a Prayer Routine

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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

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 4 of 5

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 4 of 5 Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 4 of 5 ~~ Dan Burke, President and Founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction and the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and author of Navigating the Interior Life, recently joined Johnnette Benkovic on Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in... Read More

Video – What is Christian Meditation?

October 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Meditation, Videos

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Christian Meditation: What is it? A Video Resource! Dan Burke Fr John Bartunek Christian Meditation: Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke discuss meditation, which has a long history in the very rich tradition of the Catholic Church.  As well, it is a central spiritual discipline in our spiritual lives.  Many topics and questions are covered in this video. Among these are: What is Christian meditation?... Read More

Video – The Better Part and the “Four Cs” of Christian Meditation

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The Better Part and the Four “Cs” of Christian Meditation — A Video Resource Meditation is rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church.  It is a personal conversation with God. But, some people do not know how to get started. In this video, Fr. John Bartunek helps us understand how to approach God through faith, how to use the “Four Cs” of Christian meditation: Concentrate,... Read More

Mary vs Martha – Part II of II

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

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Dear Father John, It has always been my nature to do, do do. I volunteer and serve whenever, wherever I can and have always found I felt closer to the Lord when doing this. As I grow older, there is a lack of connection in my spiritual life and simply serving. While I do not want to give up all the volunteer time, I do want to try and slow down in order to find that spiritual connection again. Where... Read More

Mary vs Martha – Part I of II

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

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Dear Father John, it has always been my nature to do, do do. I volunteer and serve whenever, wherever I can and have always found I felt closer to the Lord when doing this. As I grow older, there is a lack of connection in my spiritual life and simply serving. While I do not want to give up all the volunteer time, I do want to try and slow down in order to find that spiritual connection again. Where... Read More

A Guide to Christian Meditation

April 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Resources

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A Guide to Christian Meditation   Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends, Many of you know that Father John’s book, The Better Part is in its third printing. In the beginning of The Better Part Father John provided us with a brief but profound guide to Christian meditation. The good news is that now you can have that guide in a new book called A Guide to Christian Meditation. In this... Read More

A Simple Guide to Christian Meditation

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditation, Mental Prayer, Prayer

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Christian Meditation: A Simple Guide Each day you should reserve some time–5, 10, or 15 minutes can be a good start–to spend in quiet, heart-to-heart conversation with Christ. This is called Christian meditation. The goal of this kind of prayer is to deepen your personal relationship with Christ, praising God and receiving his grace, and to identify yourself more and more with the purpose... Read More

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