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Importance of Saints, Teaching Children to Pray, Examining Spontaneous Prayer

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The Importance of Saints, Teaching Children to Pray, and Examining Spontaneous Prayer Dan and Melissa answer questions on the importance of saints in prayer life, teaching children to pray, and spontaneous prayer. They also discuss some important aspects of meditation as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the... Read More

Making the Most of Advent

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Making the Most of Advent Advent is here. Are you ready? How can prepare spiritually for Christmas? Dan and Melissa discuss ways we can make the most of Advent, and how we can prepare our hearts for Christmas during Advent with devotional ideas and lots of resources.   Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why is Advent so important in the liturgical calendar? How does imagery, like icons... Read More

Finding God Through Meditation – St Peter of Alcantara & the Importance of Prayer

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St Peter of Alcantara and the Importance of Prayer Who was St Peter of Alcántara? What did he have to say about prayer? Join Dan and Melissa as they begin a discussion of his book Finding God Through Meditation, and answer a question from a listener about prayer. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Do I really need to set aside a specific time for prayer every day? How do ascetical practices help... Read More

Jennifer Fulwiler – Navigating the Interior Life

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Jennifer Fulwiler: Advance Praise for “Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God” Jennifer Fulwiler Navigating the Interior Life is the book that the modern Church has been waiting for. Dan Burke combines fascinating spiritual insights with concrete, practical tips that will bring real transformation to your life, starting now. To learn more about Navigating... Read More

How I memorized my favorite prayer in sixty seconds

March 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Prayer, Resources

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Here’s a great post from Jennifer Fulwiler over at NCRegister.com. I second her recommendation of Dr. Vost’s book Memorize the Faith! (and Most Anything Else): Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters. We also had Jennifer on a recent segment of Register Radio where we covered this book and a few others that are well worth reading. You can catch that podcast here. How... Read More

Shameless self-promotion or spreading the Gospel of Christ?

March 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, General

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Spreading the Gospel of Christ Dear Friends, several of you continue to prod me to let everyone know about the final days of voting for the Best Catholic Blog on About.com. So, here it is – there are only a few days left and we are in second place (to a very good site no doubt). Why vote? Is this just self-promotion gone awry? Well, actually, no. The goal of this site is and always has been to... Read More

The 7 Habits of People Who Place Radical Trust in God

April 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Holiness, Suffering, Trust in God

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? The 7 Habits of People Who Place Radical Trust in God Reposted with permission of Jennifer Fulwiler I read a lot of biographies and memoirs about inspiring people who place radical trust in God. (By “radical” I don’t mean reckless or imprudent, but am referring to the difficult, very counter-cultural act of recognizing God’s sovereignty over every area of our lives. More on that here.) From... Read More

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