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My Family is Struggling and I Need Help…


“My son is a college student who is struggling with some very tough issues. As his mother, I realized I was not equipped to help him. I went to Mass weekly, went to confession yearly, and said my prayers, but it had simply become the minimum of what I had to do. After taking the course, Discernment of Spirits, I realized that the minimum would not help my family. I needed spiritual strength... Read More

Out of the Darkness: Spiritual Warfare and Discernment of Spirits


Sometimes we are in darkness and believe that the distressing feelings and thoughts originate from within our own souls when, in fact, they were inspired by the enemy and we merely accepted them as our own. Only through learning about and practicing discernment of spirits can we begin to recognize the voice of the enemy of souls and how we can reject that powerful whisper with the greater power of... Read More

Living Within the Mystery of Holy Week

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Living Within the Mystery of Holy Week As we live within the mystery of Holy Week, we join our hearts to the Heart of Christ as He suffers on our behalf. We maintain our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, and work to remain in the moment, but we know that the worst is yet to come, and the best is yet to come. On Divine Intimacy Radio, as we spoke about preparation for Lent, we recommended that there... Read More

School of Spiritual Formation

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Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction was formed in 2009 to disseminate faithful Catholic spirituality and to encourage and help anyone who has questions about our faith by answering those questions. We continue to add new bloggers, formed a book club, hold webinars, and formed the Avila Institute to fulfill this mission. And, we continue to develop new ways to help illumine the path to Heaven that God... Read More

Avila Classes Gift of the Spirit, John of the Cross, Hildegard von Bingen

December 26, 2013 by  
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Avila Classes — Spring 2014 Dear Friends, It is with great enthusiasm that we announce new opportunities for spiritual growth, via the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. We are currently taking applications through January 30, 2014 for our Spring Quarter Avila Classes. Spring Quarter Courses begin the week of March 17th and go through the week of May 20th. We will offer the following courses: The... Read More

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