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The Truth Behind Scrupulosity – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles unmask the truth behind scrupulosity through the wisdom of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: St. Thérèse’s cousin, Marie, is plagued by scrupulosity and will not receive the Eucharist. What is scrupulosity? Has St. Thérèse ever experienced this problem in her own spiritual life? At what point does... Read More

What is Necessary to Fulfill the Will of God – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles contemplate St. Thérèse’s understanding of the brevity of life and what is necessary to fulfill the will of God.   Topics/Questions covered in the show: What does St. Thérèse mean when she says, “…life is a moment between two eternities”? How are there two eternities? How do we live life in the best way... Read More

The Love that God Has For Us Through Every Circumstance

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles make known the love that God has for us through every circumstance, and the hope we can garner during our trials through His eternal love.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: St. Thérèse offers great consolation and encouragement to her sister, Celine, as she faces criticism and disapproval from others for desiring to enter Carmel while... Read More

Life Passes Quickly – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Life passes quickly, so says our good St. Thérèse. This week Dan, Melissa, and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss what it means to face hardships in this short life and follow in the steps of our crucified Lord and enjoy the fruits he merited for us in heaven. Topics/Questions covered in the show: St. Thérèse wants to suffer for Jesus, but it seems like she is waiting until she enters... Read More

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

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

God’s Mysterious Absence in Deep Prayer

Fire from Above

God’s Mysterious Absence in Deep Prayer Contemplation does not shield us from doubt or suffering. Christian prayer baptizes our doubts and difficulties, trials and tests in faith. Violently opposing forces, faith confronts doubt in prayer even in the midst of very difficult circumstances. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux lived a life of intense prayer and friendship with the Lord. In the last weeks of... 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

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

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