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Spiritual Aridity: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila: Day 9 & 10 Reflections

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Spiritual Aridity: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 9 & 10 Reflections Spiritual direction and spiritual aridity are the topics today as Dan and Melissa discuss letters written by St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Find your core spirituality with the help of a good spiritual director. How is the soul like the weather? How not to become... Read More

Wisdom on Mental Prayer – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Day 8

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Wisdom on Mental Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 8 “Do not tire your brain by trying to work it during meditation.” – St. Teresa of Avila. Dan and Melissa look at progressive development in prayer and the spiritual life as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila and her wisdom on mental prayer. Topics/Questions... Read More

30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Days 2 & 3

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Dan and Melissa look at advancing against the gates of hell, embracing suffering, and the inspiration of Mother Angelica as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Some historical context of the letters and great works of St. Teresa of Avila. St. Teresa’s understanding of what happens when we go into “enemy... Read More

Don’t Feel Like Praying? Just head outdoors!

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30 Days with Teresa of Avila (Week 3 of 6) You should take no notice of the temptation to give up prayer and should thank God for your desire of practicing it.  Be assured that your will wishes to pray and loves to be in God’s presence.  Nature complains at the idea of using self-constraint.  When you feel oppressed, you should move occasionally to some place where you can look at the sky and... Read More

How can I Avoid False Teachings on Prayer? (Part II of III)

July 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer

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…A faithful follower of the Lord asks: Dear Dan, I enjoy reading more modern writers about prayer and the spiritual life but I am always worried about false teachings that could lead me away from the heart of the Church. How can I know when an author is not orthodox or teaches something that could lead me to deception instead of to God? In our first post we briefly reviewed the challenges that... Read More

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