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Instantaneous Purification – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles examine the ray of hope St. Thérèse sends to us through her oblation to merciful love in speaking of instantaneous purification; the Lord’s mercy when preparing a soul to meet Him. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is the significance of instantaneous purification? How does Pelagianism compare to St. Thérèse’s thought... Read More

True Joy and Justice in the Eyes of God

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss St. Thérèse’s meaning of true joy and justice in the eyes of God, and the source of our merits. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What does St. Thérèse mean when she says that she does not want to “lay up merits for heaven”? Is there a difference between happiness and joy? Can we console the heart of Christ? Why... Read More

Experiencing Joy in Suffering for Love of Christ

Description: This week Dan and Dr. Lilles delve into the mystery of experiencing joy in suffering for love of Christ, as seen through the eyeys of Saint Thérèse.   Topics/Questions covered in the show: Was the oblation written at the pinnacle of her spiritual journey? What does she mean by the “crucible of suffering”? How do we experience joy in suffering for love of Christ? Does... Read More

Joy in Suffering – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 28, Part 1

Joy in Suffering 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 1, Day 28 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio In the midst of her own suffering, St. Teresa “lifts the eyes” of Doña Maria de Mendoza who is experiencing trials. St. Teresa consoles her friend by helping her to understand God’s role in her suffering. Dan and Melissa discuss joy in suffering, suffering, emotions, and acts of the will... Read More

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