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Piety and Devotion

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Piety and Devotion Presence of God – O God, our Father, infuse into my soul the true spirit of piety and devotion. MEDITATION The Christian religion is not limited to the simple relations of the creature with the Creator, relations which, given the infinite distance between them, would remain only within the sphere of reverence and homage, without any character of intimacy, without any confidential... Read More

Reflections on Finding God through Meditation – 6 Things Necessary for Prayer

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6 Things Necessary for Prayer What does St Peter of Alcántara think are the 6 things necessary for prayer? How can we use the six things to begin a daily prayer routine? Listen as Dan and Melissa list and explain these six things, and continue their discussion of the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: What are some... 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

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

Devotion Makes All Things Easy

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Finding God Through Meditation (Week 4 of 7) Devotion Makes All Things Easy It is all too easy to see this phase of life as difficult, as so hard that, of course, I don’t have time for some luxurious things, like painting my toenails and putting in earrings or praying a full rosary. Except…except that I catch myself, all too often, taking the easy way out. I don’t intend to. No,... Read More

True Prayer – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Day 22 Reflections

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True Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 22 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Dan and Melissa discuss the impact of suffering on prayer and how to differentiate true prayer from manufactured prayer. Listen as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Where does suffering come from? Why does God allow suffering? Where... Read More

The Trouble with Mary (Part I of II)

July 11, 2013 by  
Filed under Mary, Mary, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Life, As I Find It I remember sitting in a conference where the speaker, an Evangelical Protestant, began to talk about Mary, the Mother of Jesus, in complimentary terms. He stopped quickly then said, “I know it makes some of you uncomfortable talking about Mary like this. You’re afraid we might accidentally slip up and start worshipping her.” The line got a laugh and I thought, as an Evangelical... Read More

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