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Despising all Vanities

Despising all Vanities *   1. He that followeth Me, walketh not in darkness, saith the Lord. These are the words of Christ, which teach us to imitate His life and manners, if we would be truly enlightened, and delivered from all blindness of heart. Let therefore our chief endeavour be to meditate upon the life of Jesus Christ. 2. The teaching of Christ exceeds all the doctrines of holy men; and,... Read More

Fr Anthony de Mello, Spiritual Direction and Discerning God’s Voice in Prayer

Questions on Fr Anthony de Mello, Spiritual Direction and Discerning God’s Voice in Prayer This week Dan and Melissa discuss a follow-up question about the writings of Father Anthony de Mello leading someone to the Catholic Church.  Also, Dan answers questions regarding the need to disclose your past during spiritual direction, as well as discerning God’s voice in prayer. Topics/Questions... Read More

Reflections on Finding God through Meditation – 6 Things Necessary for Prayer

6 Things Necessary for Prayer What does St Peter of Alcántara think are the 6 things necessary for prayer? How can we use the six things to begin a daily prayer routine? Listen as Dan and Melissa list and explain these six things, and continue their discussion of the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: What are some... Read More

Finding God through Meditation – Starting a Prayer Routine

Starting a Prayer Routine Want to start a new prayer routine? Dan and Melissa answer a listener’s question on starting a prayer routine. Join them as they offer suggestions on developing a prayer habit and reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can I begin a new prayer life if I’ve never successfully... Read More

A Holy Week Meditation

April 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Holy Week, Lent, Meditations

A prayerful reading of the Gospels readings on Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week will aid to deepen our contemplation of the Passion of Christ. The Church in her wisdom has provided these Gospel passages to prepare us to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. A close, contemplative reading of each of the three Gospel passages leading up to the Sacred Triduum will focus us on the Word Incarnate “pierced... Read More

How Being a Baptist Prepared Me to be a Good Catholic (IV of IV)

August 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Conversion, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Life, As I Find It In my last few posts I mentioned that love for the Bible, for the church, for prayer and chicken casseroles were a few things I learned as a Baptist, each playing an important part in my life as a Catholic. Well, not so much the chicken casseroles. As Catholic, I think it’s been more about donuts and pizza. The last thing I have to mention in this crazy series is the Baptist emphasis... Read More

The Better Part – A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer

January 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek

The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer by Father John Bartunek, LC, ThD No one who is learning or desires to learn to pray more deeply and meditate more effectively on the person and work of Christ should go without this book. It offers a basic but at the same time sufficiently comprehensive overview of how to meditate in the Christian tradition (no New Age or Hindu/Buddhist... Read More

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