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A Frame of Mercy


Editor’s Note: Today we introduce Jo Flemings to you as a writer on our site.  Please welcome her warmly and make her feel at home. A Frame of Mercy   I work part-time. I am a nanny, personal assistant, specialty chef, and girl-Friday for a young mother in an affluent neighborhood in my town. I love my boss, her family, and my job. When I started in this position a couple of years ago,... Read More

Happy Father’s Day to Our Father in Heaven

June 19, 2016 by  
Filed under God, Liz Estler, Prayer


Happy Father’s Day to Our Father in Heaven Happy Father’s Day to All Fathers, Including Our Father in Heaven!   As we celebrate Father’s Day today in the United States, we include Our Father in heaven and we honor and thank Him for all He has done for us in sending Christ to show us the Father, His mercy and His love. Jesus taught His disciples the “Our Father” prayer... Read More

Fasting is Not a Diet


Fasting is not a Diet   What is the difference between a religious fast and a diet? Dieting is about your body and health. Fasting is about your soul, God, and answers to prayer. Both are good; one is infinitely superior. With a diet, incentives are many. Fitting into a smaller size is the Holy Grail of fashion and appearance. Feeling and looking good is the reward that gets us through a rumbling... Read More

Be Genuine — Great Lenten Metanoia Project!

February 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Joseph Hollcraft, Lent, Spiritual Direction


BE GENUINE Great Lenten Metanoia Project! [Recently] I received a phone call from a friend who wanted to talk about the nature of repentance. It was a life-giving conversation. Last night, I received a phone call from someone, unrelated to the call the night before, who wanted to talk about, well — repentance. Clearly, people are interested in this all important word that is essential to our... Read More

Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle

January 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Conversion, Feast Days, Liz Estler


Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle Conversion of St Paul “The conversion of St. Paul the Apostle… happened the second year after the Ascension of our Lord…[1] And, “… This feast originated in Gaul in the sixth century and is celebrated on January 25, the presumed date of the transfer of the relics of St. Paul to the Constantinian basilica on the Ostian Way.”[2] ... Read More

Questions on Prayer – Part 2

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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... Read More

Calming the Storm: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila – Day 30 Reflections, Pt 2

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Calming the Storm 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 30 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Why does God allow suffering? St. Teresa helps us make sense of God’s role in our suffering. Join Dan and Melissa as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila…and on calming the storm. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why does God “raise... Read More

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

Confessions of a “Say the Black Do the Red” Catholic

October 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Conversion, Dan Burke, Faith

Confessions of a -Say the Black, Do the Red Catholic- -

It is hard to extend mercy when one is not intimately familiar with one’s own failures. Most don’t realize that the Pharisees were stalwart orthodox. They were deeply committed to their faith. However, they had strayed interiorly. Their faith was one of external adherence and they thought that this was the entirety of the life in God. Jesus’ rebukes of this problem were not new and were echoed... Read More

How Do We Convert Hearts? – Day 19, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about conversion of hearts? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. From the Appendix of Volume I of The Letters of Saint Teresa* St. Teresa’s address to the nuns of the Incarnation on entering the office of Prioress there in October 1571. When the community went into the Chapter room in the morning, they found... Read More

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