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Demonic Attacks – 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 27 Reflections Pt 2

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Demonic Attacks 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 27 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa orders her brother, Lorenzo, to get some sleep. She also counsels him on how to deal with attacks of the enemy. Dan and Melissa discuss evil spirits and demonic activity as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. LISTEN TO THE SHOW THROUGH THE PLAY BUTTON... Read More

Unleashing the Power of Pentecost

May 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Holy Spirit, Retreat Guides

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Unleashing the Power of Pentecost With Pentecost, a new liturgical season will begin. Every new liturgical season is a spiritual fresh start, a spiritual clean slate. God is already getting ready for it – preparing the graces he wants to give you and the work he wants you to accomplish for his Kingdom. Are you getting ready? This month’s Retreat Guide, Unleashing the Power of Pentecost: A Retreat... Read More

I need a Catholic perspective on the New Age movement

September 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Fear of the Lord, Fr. Bartunek, New Age

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Dear Father John, in my teen years I spent a few years in the Pentecostal world of faith. But when I went to university I discovered Catholicism and made it my faith home. This past year I have been on a search to deepen and renew my Catholic journey. Today I was starting to read my The Better Part and on page 22 the author refers to a document in the Vatican called Jesus Christ: the Bearer of the... Read More

How do I know if God is talking to me in prayer?

April 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Faith, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer


Dear Father John, I keep hearing (and reading) that Christian prayer is a conversation with God. But, to be totally honest, when I pray I don’t really hear God speaking to me. At least, how do I know it’s God and not just my own thoughts? Am I doing something wrong? You are right: the phrase “conversation with God” describes Christian prayer beautifully. Christ has revealed that God is a real... Read More

How to discern what comes with infused contemplation

October 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Anonymous, Contemplation, Prayer


Dear Father Edward, when given the gift of infused contemplation, should there be any doubt that these are of God? My spiritual director has told me to listen and obey, write everything down, and if there are any doubts, to go back and read what the Lord has said and shown me. This has helped tremendously. I am a wretched sinful person, and fear that evil will invade or try to fool me in some way. You... Read More

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