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Of Adversity and Resisting Temptation

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Of Adversity and Resisting Temptation*   OF THE PROFIT OF ADVERSITY 1. It is good that we have sometimes troubles and crosses; for they often make a man enter into himself, and consider that he is here in banishment, and ought not to place his trust in any worldly thing. It is good that we be sometimes contradicted, and this, although we do and intend well. These things help often to the attaining... Read More

Learning to be Scrappy in the Spiritual Life

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Learning to be Scrappy in the Spiritual Life My father was the first son of a single mom who had next to nothing. He never graduated from college but with hard work and tough lessons, he was able to retire by the age of 45. I learned a lot from him growing up. One principle that he worked hard to teach me was to be “scrappy.” He taught me to be scrappy in life and this scrappiness has also translated... 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

Surviving Suffering – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 28 – Part 2

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Surviving Suffering 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 28 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa reveals the secrets to working through and surviving suffering. Dan and Melissa continue their discussion of St. Teresa’s letter of consolation to her friend Doña Maria de Mendoza from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can we condition... Read More

St Teresa on Difficulties in Life – Day 3, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about difficulties in life? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. XIX Toledo, March 1569* To Doña María de Mendoza Letter of condolence. The foundation at Toledo. JESUS! May the Holy Spirit be with you! I have made this journey with a very heavy heart, for I deeply regretted leaving Valladolid after receiving... Read More

Who should I go to for spiritual direction?

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Dear Father John, I’m a new Catholic as of April, 2012. I received spiritual direction that was immensely helpful with a priest about four times, before I was received into the church. While in my first confession, that priest told me I needed ongoing spiritual direction for many specific reasons. He said I should contact the pastor because he, as an assistant pastor, could not guarantee meeting... Read More

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