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How Can I Grow in Virtue? (Part II of II)

December 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Spiritual Direction, Virtue

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How Can I Grow in Virtue? Part II of II Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we examined how we grow in virtue, how the virtues grow together and what constitutes the primary spiritual workout that helps us grow in the virtue we seek.  Today, we will look at how much we should pray throughout the day and throughout the rest of our lives. Here is the question we are considering: Dear Father John, I am... Read More

How Can I Grow in Virtue? (Part I of II)

December 14, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Spiritual Direction, Virtue

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How Can I Grow in Virtue? Part I of II Dear Father John, I am trying to be a better person but I need a little help.  I know virtues are important, but I don’t know how to get better at them.  How can I become more virtuous?  Growth in virtue requires exercising virtue. It sounds so simple. And it is. Human nature is made this way. When we nourish and use the powers of our soul properly,... Read More

I Am Torn Between Contradictory Emotions: What Can I Do? (Part I of II)

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I Am Torn Between Contradictory Emotions: What Can I Do? (Part I of II) Dear Father John, In my daily prayer, I cannot help but feel myself torn between two emotions. One is the heartfelt desire to trust Jesus totally as I know he is present with me. The other is a human fear about the rise of demonic extremist Islam and the decline of our Judeo-Christian culture. I want to experience peace but so... Read More

Contemplative Prayer: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 21 Reflections

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Contemplative Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 21 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Dan and Melissa discuss stages of prayer and the transitions between the stages, focusing particularly on contemplative prayer. Join them as they reflect on letters of St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is contemplative prayer, or contemplation? How... Read More

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