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Meaning through the Mystery of Suffering

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Lilles discuss meaning through the mystery of suffering and the importance of a charitable response to this reality. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can trials and difficulties help detach us from earthly things? How can we talk to people who are suffering about the mystery of suffering being a grace or blessing for the soul? While we are in the... Read More

The Deep Waters of God’s Love – Divine Intimacy Radio Show and Podcast

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles immerse themselves in the deep waters of God’s love seen through the eyes of St. Thérèse of Lisieux in her oblation to merciful love. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What does St. Thérèse need to do in order to release “the waves of infinite tenderness” that God has waiting to give to us? How can St. Thérèse become... Read More

The Power of Sacred Space in Prayer (Video)

February 16, 2017 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Into the Deep, Prayer, Videos

The Power of Sacred Space in Prayer   In this video, I reveal one of the secrets of the saints regarding how we can better engage in prayer. The idea of the sacred is lost in our time but that doesn’t have to hold us back in restoring this powerful reality in our own homes. When we do this we will find that just as with beautiful architecture, we can speak truth to our bodies and thus be... Read More

Instantaneous Purification – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles examine the ray of hope St. Thérèse sends to us through her oblation to merciful love in speaking of instantaneous purification; the Lord’s mercy when preparing a soul to meet Him. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is the significance of instantaneous purification? How does Pelagianism compare to St. Thérèse’s thought... Read More

True Joy and Justice in the Eyes of God

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss St. Thérèse’s meaning of true joy and justice in the eyes of God, and the source of our merits. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What does St. Thérèse mean when she says that she does not want to “lay up merits for heaven”? Is there a difference between happiness and joy? Can we console the heart of Christ? Why... Read More

Finding Hope and Healing in Prayer (Video)

February 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Into the Deep, Mental Prayer, Prayer

Finding Hope and Healing in Prayer (Video) Can we really be made new again? Is there really hope for me, a sinner? Can we know peace in these tumultuous times? These are difficult questions but the answer to each is a resounding YES. This is why Jesus came, to draw us into the reality of peace and healing that only comes through relationship with Him. This relationship begins in the sacraments but... Read More

Experiencing Joy in Suffering for Love of Christ

Description: This week Dan and Dr. Lilles delve into the mystery of experiencing joy in suffering for love of Christ, as seen through the eyeys of Saint Thérèse.   Topics/Questions covered in the show: Was the oblation written at the pinnacle of her spiritual journey? What does she mean by the “crucible of suffering”? How do we experience joy in suffering for love of Christ? Does... Read More

God’s Little Victim – Divine Intimacy Radio Show and Podcast

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss the meaning of being “God’s little victim” and the idea of consoling God.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why can’t St. Thérèse receive Holy Communion often? What does St. Thérèse mean by being a “little victim”? Does this imply self-pity? Why does she compare herself to a tabernacle? Does... Read More

A Video from Dan Burke (Avila Advocates)

A Video from Dan Burke Dear Friends, I would like to share with you the latest exciting news regarding the world wide impact of the Avila Foundation, a look at what else is going on behind the scenes, and new initiatives as well. If you were not able to join us on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, for our on line Avila Advocate Call meeting you will find a recording of the meeting below, as promised. We... Read More

The Merits of Jesus Christ

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles explore the merits of Jesus Christ and how we can offer these merits back to God.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: How do the merits of Jesus Christ “belong” to St. Thérèse, and how can she offer them to God? The Father looks upon us through the His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. How can we offer the merits of the saints... Read More

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