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Climbing the Mountain

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Climbing the Mountain “Come, let us climb the mountain of the Lord…” Isaiah 2:3 “Moving on from there Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there.  Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he cured them.” Matthew 15:29-30 Was Jesus being insensitive? ... Read More

The Doctrine of Jesus

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The Doctrine of Jesus (Fourth Sunday of Lent) Presence of God – Behold me at Your feet, O Lord, that I may hear Your doctrine, the doctrine of eternal life. MEDITATION The truths Jesus taught are so important and essential that, to know them or not, to believe them or not, is a matter of life or of death. His doctrine is not optional; rather, it is so essential that we cannot attain eternal life... Read More

Surviving Suffering – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 28 – Part 2

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Surviving Suffering 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 28 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa reveals the secrets to working through and surviving suffering. Dan and Melissa continue their discussion of St. Teresa’s letter of consolation to her friend Doña Maria de Mendoza from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can we condition... Read More

Chastity: A Hymn to God’s Providence

February 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Books, Chastity, Fr. Geiger, Purity of Heart

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Chastity: A Hymn to God’s Providence   In a way, Dawn Eden’s newly released Catholic edition of her popular The Thrill of the Chaste is the third installment of the chronicle of her life journey. In 2005, when she wrote the first edition of The Thrill, she was a Jewish convert to Protestantism on her way to becoming a Catholic, and was hoping to be married. Dawn’s work applied balm to the... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5 Spiritual Life talk with Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5 ~~ Dan Burke spent a week discussing his suffering, conversion and healing with EWTN’s Johnnette Benkovic on her show, Women of Grace. Dan captures the stages of the spiritual life in his award-winning book, “Navigating the Interior... Read More

How to Forgive

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How to Forgive How to forgive: a frequent issue for many people! Given Christ’s injunction that we are to forgive, while it can be easy to give advice, it can be a difficult thing to carry out and implement.  Father Michael Najim helps us get some perspective on why people hurt us, where it comes from, the pain involved.  Then, he shares advice he gives people. + Editor’s Note: Tomorrow... Read More

To Clean Or Not to Clean

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Yes, it is the time of year that we are faced with the grim reality of spring cleaning. The boxes that haven’t been touched in years need to be opened, the clothes that are no longer in fashion need to be donated, and the never-ending cleaning list needs to be completed. Unless you go against the grain and find great satisfaction in organization and cleanliness and in the whole process of getting... Read More

If I could only touch the tassle of your cloak…

July 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayers

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If I could only touch the tassle of your cloak … Tassle of Your Cloak: Tassle of Jesus’ Cloak If I could but touch the tassle of Your cloak … Speak only one word, Lord and … Just Your glance toward me, O Jesus, and I am rescued and restored … You said you would not lose what the Father has placed in Your hands Let all my confidence rest in Your willingness to save me! Joneen... Read More

How do I deal with pain from the past?

August 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Forgiveness, Fr. Bartunek

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Dear Father John, “The truth is that we cannot remain prisoners of the past; people need a sort of ‘healing of the memories’ so that past evils will not come back again.” My question arises from this quote. HOW, HOW do I make it so that the past evils not come back, when the Hurt is there. The Mistrust is there? This question is relevant for all of us, because all of have wounds from the past,... Read More

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