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The Gift of Pain

January 14, 2016 by  
Filed under Challenges, Fr. Najim, Spiritual Direction, Suffering

The Gift of Pain   I’ve learned many lessons in my short life, but one thing is for sure: we all know what it’s like to experience pain. Life can be difficult at times, and pain can come to us in different ways: physical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological. You’ve probably experienced pain in your life. Maybe you’re in pain right now. Maybe you’re in the pain of depression or... Read More

Ascetical Practice: 30 Days w Teresa of Avila: day 26 reflectn pt 2

Ascetical Practice 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 26 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio When St. Teresa’s brother expressed a desire to practice physical mortification she gave him some spiritual direction. Dan and Melissa discuss ascetical practice, or acesis, and spiritual progress as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions... Read More

Spiritual Warfare: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila: Day 23 Reflections

Spiritual Warfare 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 23 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa diagnoses a spiritual warfare attack of the devil on a fellow nun. Join Dan and Melissa as they discuss St. Teresa’s advice to this nun in a letter from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How does the devil attack us through temptation? St. Teresa diagnoses... Read More

How do I deal with pain from the past?

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

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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