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The Life and Ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic Elizabeth of the Trinity

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The Life and Ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic Elizabeth of the Trinity   Father Mitch Pacwa interviews our own Dr. Anthony Lilles on the life and ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic who will be canonized tomorrow, Sunday October 16, 2016: Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906). Her canonization will be aired live on EWTN at 4:15 a.m. Eastern time. Dr. Lilles first came across her writings... Read More

Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto

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Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto   Today, we bring you a video treat from EWTN and Jim and Joy Pinto’s program “At Home with Jim and Joy”. In this episode, Jim and Joy interview Dan Burke, the Executive Director of the National Catholic Register, and founder of this site, and get him to briefly open up about his journey into the Catholic faith and talk about how the mystical... Read More

Discernment of Spirits: Rule 4 “Spiritual Desolation”

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 4 Spiritual Desolation On this week’s episode, Dan and Melissa explore the meaning of spiritual desolation and how to recognize it through the examen prayer. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Rule 4 – “I call [spiritual] desolation all the contrary of the third rule, such as darkness of soul, disturbance in it, movement to low and earthly things,... Read More

An Unusual Christmas Gift for the Godward Heart

December 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer, Retreats, Silence

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An Unusual Christmas Gift for the Godward Heart   When was the last time that you went on retreat? Have you ever given yourself to holy silence? What about that holy loved one that you have such a hard time shopping for? What about that unholy or semi-holy loved one that is working hard to get on the narrow path? I have an unusual idea for you. I don’t know about you but I am pretty picky about... Read More

Finding God through Meditation – Distractions in Prayer & Methods of Prayer

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Distractions in Prayer and Methods of Prayer Finding God through Meditation Reflections     How can we overcome distractions in prayer? How do we recognize transitions in our prayer lives, and how should we respond to them? What methods of prayer can be helpful? Dan and Melissa address these questions and more as they discuss the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.   Topics/Questions... Read More

Making the Most of Advent

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Making the Most of Advent Advent is here. Are you ready? How can prepare spiritually for Christmas? Dan and Melissa discuss ways we can make the most of Advent, and how we can prepare our hearts for Christmas during Advent with devotional ideas and lots of resources.   Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why is Advent so important in the liturgical calendar? How does imagery, like icons... Read More

Great Time to be Catholic: Witness to Our Faith as Pope Visits US

September 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Church, Family, Pope, Teresa Tomeo

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It’s a Great Time to Be Catholic: Let’s Witness to Our Faith as Pope Visits U.S.   Editor’s Note: Today we welcome Teresa Tomeo to our site with her post urging us to witness to our faith, and the World Meeting of Families and the Pope’s visit to the U.S. Many of you know her from her great work at EWTN and also from her own television and radio shows, books, speaking engagements... Read More

30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 18

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Peace During Persecution: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila: Reflections on Day 18 In today’s episode of Divine Intimacy Radio, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson look at how a saint responds to persecution? Recognizing aspects of a saint’s character. St. Teresa’s letters reveal aspects of her personal character, but also some of the secrets to sainthood. Reflections on Day 18 from the book 30... Read More

Do You Long to Deepen Your Faith and Relationship with God?

October 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Dan Burke

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Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends, Recently, I was interviewed by Randy Hain, a prolific writer and frequent presenter on a number of topics including faith, family, Catholic men’s issues, fatherhood, faith/work integration, careers, authenticity, leadership and human capital. He is President of Serviam Partners Consulting/Coaching (www.serviampartners.com) and actively serves on... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5 Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5 ~~ In the third episode of five of the show Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Dan Burke discusses his conversion from the Jewish faith to Catholicism through Protestantism and finally being received into the Church on the Feast of Our... Read More

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