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Embracing Suffering – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 30 – Part 1

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Embracing Suffering 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 1, Day 30 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa expresses joy when she learns of the persecution and suffering of the nuns of Seville and Fr. Gracian. Learn when and how to embrace suffering. Dan and Melissa reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, with particular emphasis on embracing suffering. Topics/Questions... Read More

Bearing Persecution – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 29

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Bearing Persecution 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 29 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Are we bearing persecution in the right way? Learn from a saint how to respond to persecution. St. Teresa advises a Carmelite nun to avoid the temptation to indulge in righteous indignation in response to an accusation. Dan and Melissa reflect on a letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of... Read More

30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 18

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Peace During Persecution: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila: Reflections on Day 18 In today’s episode of Divine Intimacy Radio, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson look at how a saint responds to persecution? Recognizing aspects of a saint’s character. St. Teresa’s letters reveal aspects of her personal character, but also some of the secrets to sainthood. Reflections on Day 18 from the book 30... Read More

Persecution

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PERSECUTION “And when they were departed, behold, an Angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying, ‘Arise and take the Child and His Mother, and fly into Egypt, and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the Child to destroy Him. Matthew 2:13 1. Our Lady has already learnt that the hand of God invariably bestows its favours in two parts; if... Read More

Broken? – Stanza XI – Part II

October 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Becky Ward, Broken

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Broken? ~ Stanza XI ~ Part II You never said it would be easy, following Your footsteps here. In fact You promised pain and sorrow; much suffering for those who persevere. It is not easy to truly follow Jesus. As I write this I am reminded of an expression I learned as a child. “Nothing that’s easy is worth having.” It sheds a great deal of light onto the phenomenon of a generation of people... Read More

Should I “back off” in my passion for my faith?

January 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Self Knowledge

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Thank you, Father John, for your clarification. On the same topic, I find that some of the Christians around me seem to resent my “zeal”. They would rather I be less intense in my pursuit of holiness and living the Gospel; I make them uncomfortable. Sometimes I am tempted to dial this “divine obsession” back, just to accommodate others. But I don’t think that is what God... Read More

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