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Navigating the Interior Life – Now in Spanish!

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Navigating the Interior Life – Now in Spanish!   “Navegando la Vida Interior” libro de Dan Burke, con el Padre Bartunek, se puede conseguir ahora ¡en español! Ud. puede leer la descripción como se detalla a continuación. What is spiritual direction and my spiritual direction? What are my “blind spots” and how can I uncover them? What keeps me from all the spiritual... Read More

A Personal Relationship with Jesus

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A Personal Relationship with Jesus Dear Friends, a recent article in Homiletics and Pastoral Review (HPR) advanced a problematic perspective regarding how a Catholic should understand the idea that we must have a personal relationship with Jesus. I asked a scholar of St. John Paul II’s perspective on the topic, Dr. Carole Brown, and Ralph Martin who is a well-known scholar on the New Evangelization,... Read More

3 Ways: Longing for Face of God: Navigating the Interior Life (4/4)

The Three Ways : Longing for the Face of God ~ Navigating the Interior Life (Part IV of IV)   In our first post of this series, we covered an introduction to the concept of the three ways of the interior life. In part II and part III we covered the first and second of the three ways. In this post we will finalize our exploration of the ways. Before we jump into this final post and close out this... Read More

Longing for the Face of God-Navigating the Interior Life-I of IV

As the Leadership Conference of Women Religious continues to demonstrate that they are without mooring in the heart of Christ and the Church, it is important to continue to reorient ourselves to the timeless teachings of the one true faith. While they seek a cosmic evolutionary theology rooted in the incongruous musings of a questionable paleontologist (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin) and a New Age styled... Read More

Spiritual Gift Pack from Emmaus Press

November 22, 2012 by  
Filed under Books, Marta Goodwin, Resources

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Emmaus Press has put together a spiritual gift pack especially designed for the readers of Catholic Spiritual Direction. Here are the details: Deeper than the discount you’ll enjoy on this offer is the prayer life which the Lord is calling you to, and to which these authors offer a sure and compelling guide. Included in this special offering: The Fulfillment of All Desire – by Ralph Martin Ralph... Read More

Dr Ralph Martin – Advance Praise for Navigating the Interior Life

September 23, 2012 by  
Filed under Marta Goodwin, Navigating the Interior Life

Dr Ralph Martin – Advance Praise for “Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God” Most of us have questions about spiritual direction. What is it? Is it for me? What if I can’t find a spiritual director? These questions and more are well answered in Dan Burke’s book. The Lord is clearly calling all Catholics into a deeper union with him. This book,... Read More

The Fulfillment of All Desire – Book Recommendation

May 5, 2009 by  
Filed under Books, Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer

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The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints By Ralph Martin “The Fulfillment of All Desire” discusses the spiritual journey that results from serious spiritual progress through what is termed the Purgative, Illuminative, and Unitive Ways, ultimately ending with the Beatific Vision. This journey, unique and different for all, contains... Read More

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