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Ascetical Practice: 30 Days w Teresa of Avila: day 26 reflectn pt 2

Ascetical Practice 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 26 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio When St. Teresa’s brother expressed a desire to practice physical mortification she gave him some spiritual direction. Dan and Melissa discuss ascetical practice, or acesis, and spiritual progress as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions... Read More

Broken? – Stanza XI – Part I

October 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Becky Ward, Broken

You never said it would be easy, following Your footsteps here. In fact You promised pain and sorrow; much suffering for those who persevere. It was an enlightening moment of my formation when I first heard Fr. Pinto, founder of the Disciples of Jesus and Mary, say that believing in Jesus doesn’t mean simply believing that He exists, (Which is pretty much where I was at the time.), it means putting... Read More

The Screwtape Letters Week 6 of 7 – Book Club

July 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Screwtape Letters Week 6 of 7 The Majesty of Tragedy… But when he saw them he knew that he had always known them and realized what part each of them had played at many an hour in his life when he had supposed himself alone, so that now he could say to them one by one, not ‘Who are you?’ but ‘So it was you all the time.’ All that they were and said at this meeting woke memories. The dim... Read More

Mundelein & the Institute for Religious Life Report

April 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events

Institute for Religious Life Dear CSD Family, My time with the religious and lay faithful at the Institute for Religious Life at Mundelein Seminary this past week was an absolute joy. I was moved to be able to bless the attendees with more than 500 copies of Navigating the Interior Life and to deliver about 200 books to Fr. Robert Barron for his seminarians – all on your behalf. I can’t thank... Read More

Bishop Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration

February 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Adoration, Dan Burke, Prayer, Videos

Bishop Robert Barron On Eucharistic Adoration Father (now Bishop) Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration: Father Barron provides a very effective defense of Eucharistic Adoration in response to Notre Dame’s dissident priest Fr. Richard McBrien’s critique of the practice. Well worth watching and passing along to others. + Bishop Robert Barron on Eucharistic Adoration: To rebut Father McBrien,... Read More

Can I Trust Opus Dei?

January 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Can I Trust?, Dan Burke, Videos

Dear Dan, I am contemplating a vocation to Opus Dei. For years, I have been hearing a call. I am afraid  however, when I read negative info on websites. I feel torn apart. Can you guide me, provide some insight? Dear Friend, your concerns are valid. To set the stage for my comments I need to state that I am not a member or in any way formally or informally affiliated with Opus Dei. However, I have... Read More

Book Club – Journal of a Soul Week 8 of 12

October 31, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

On Suffering Journal of a Soul I think the Lord Jesus has in store for me, before I die, for my complete mortification and purification and in order to admit me to his everlasting joy, some great suffering and affliction of body and spirit. Well, I accept everything and with all my heart, if it is for his glory and the good of my soul and for the souls of my dear spiritual children. I fear my weakness... Read More

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