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Jesus the Universal King

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Jesus, the Universal King Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Presence of God – O Lord, Your greatness is unfathomable; enable me to adore and love You in a manner worthy of Your infinite Majesty. MEDITATION Since Jesus is all things to us, it is fitting that we honor Him as our King. He Himself proclaimed …“I am a king” (John 18:37). “All power is given to Me... Read More

Unraveling Yoga Madness

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Unraveling Yoga Madness Dan and Melissa discuss concerns and questions that surfaced in response to last week’s episode where we explored several approaches and beliefs about Yoga along with recommended resources. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Clarification of listener concerns with Demon Possessed through Yoga? episode. Is yoga a “gateway spirituality”? Are there good,... Read More

Demon Possessed Through Yoga? – Divine Intimacy Radio

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Demon Possessed through Yoga?   A caller asked about the practice of yoga and its link to potential demonic activity. Dan and Melissa discuss a Catholic perspective on yoga, including the opinions of an exorcist and theologians. They also provide suggestions on alternatives to yoga for faithful Catholics. Show notes: Fr. Fortea, an exorcist and expert on possession, says that if you do not... Read More

Humility Part 2 – Humility and Confidence

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Humility and Confidence Humility Part 2 Dan and Melissa continue their discussion on humility in “Humility and Confidence”; in particular how humility does not lower but instead elevates the soul. Show Notes: Signs we lack humility: St. Josemarí­a Escrivá provides some insightful diagnostics. Recognizing all the good we have is a gift from God. False humility – many of us are... Read More

Solemnity of St Joseph, Husband of Mary

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St Joseph’s Life of Faith Presence of God – In your school, O glorious St Joseph, I desire to learn how to live by faith, guided in all things by divine Providence. MEDITATION The fundamental disposition of St Joseph’s soul was one of complete confidence and abandonment to God, which had its source in his faith. St. Matthew called him “a just man” (Matthew 1:19); now Sacred Scripture... Read More

The Influence of Jesus

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The Influence of Jesus Presence of God — O Jesus, give me the grace to understand that my soul is always under the powerful, sanctifying influence of Your sacred humanity. MEDITATION “Virtue went out from Him, and healed all” (Luke 6:19), the Gospel says in speaking of Jesus and the astonishing miracles which He worked. At the touch of His hand, the blind saw, the deaf heard, the dumb spoke.... Read More

Seeking God in Love

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Seeking God in Love Presence of God – Help me, O God, to concentrate all my affections on You, so that my heart will be satisfied with You alone. MEDITATION Faith “is like the feet wherewith the soul journeys to God, and love is the guide that directs it” (John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle, 1,11). Charity follows faith; in this life, faith and charity, as it were, go at an equal pace:... Read More

Fortitude and Patience

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Fortitude and Patience Presence of God – Teach me, O Lord, to bear my sufferings with fortitude and patience. MEDITATION Although courage is needed to face or to undertake hard tasks, it is even more necessary in order to persevere in them, above all when they are unpleasant or of long duration, and it is impossible to avoid or change them. In this sense, St. Thomas teaches that the principal... Read More

Judge Not

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Judge Not   Presence of God – O Lord, keep me from judging and criticizing my neighbor; give me kind, loving thoughts about everyone. MEDITATION “Judge not, that you may not be judged” (Mt 7:1). Charity to our neighbor begins with our thoughts, as many of our failings in charity are basically caused by our judgments. We do not think highly enough of others, we do not sufficiently consider... Read More

True Glory

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True Glory   Presence of God – O Jesus, who, for love of me, accepted the disgrace of death on the Cross, teach me what true glory is, and grant that for love of You I may learn how to overcome my desire for honor. MEDITATION St. Teresa of Jesus declares, “However slight may be our concern for our reputation,” if we “wish to make progress in spiritual matters,” we must “put this... Read More

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