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Preparing for Lent – Part 1 – Divine Intimacy Radio

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Dear Friends – here are the show notes for our second Divine Intimacy Radio Show on the topic of Preparing for Lent: If you enjoy the show, please give us a good rating on iTunes and share this post or the iTunes show on Facebook and with your friends. We need your help getting the word out! Show Notes: An interruption in our discussion about spiritual direction which we will return to after... Read More

Consolation and Abandonment

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Consolation and Abandonment Presence of God – Into Your hands, O Lord, I abandon myself with all confidence. MEDITATION “There are many who desire to make progress [in the spiritual way] and constantly entreat God to draw them and let them advance to this state of perfection [the state of union], but when it pleases God to begin to bring them through the first trials and mortifications, as... Read More

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

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Corpus Christi Presence of God – “The eternal tide flows hid in living bread. That with its heavenly life too be fed …” (John of the Cross, Poems). MEDITATION We have gone, step by step, in the course of the liturgical year, from the consideration of the mysteries of the life of Jesus to the contemplation of the Blessed Trinity, whose feast we celebrated last Sunday. Jesus, our Mediator,... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 33 – St John of the Cross

March 22, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love 33 Sayings of Light and Love 33: I didn’t know you, my Lord, because I still desired to know and relish things. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), priest and Doctor of the Church, considered to be the Doctor of Mystical Theology, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, along with Saint Teresa... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 32 – St John of the Cross

March 21, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love 32 Sayings of Light and Love 32 If you lose an opportunity you will be like one who lets the bird fly away; you will never get it back. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), priest and Doctor of the Church, considered to be the Doctor of Mystical Theology, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order, along... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 31 – St John of the Cross

March 20, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love 31 Sayings of Light and Love 31: O good Jesus, if you do not soften it [the hardened soul], it will ever continue in its natural hardness. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), priest and Doctor of the Church, considered to be the Doctor of Mystical Theology, was a reformer of the Carmelite Order,... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 28 – St John of the Cross

March 13, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love 28 Sayings of Light and Love 28: The very pure spirit does not bother about the regard of others or human respect, but communes inwardly with God, alone and in solitude as to all forms, and with delightful tranquility, for the knowledge of God is received in divine silence. John of the Cross – New Advent Link More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love #26

March 7, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love #26 Prayer of a Soul Taken with Love Sayings of Light and Love #26 “Lord God, my Beloved, if you still remember my sins in such a way that you do not do what I beg of you, do your will concerning them, my God, which is what I most desire, and exercise your goodness and mercy, and you will be known through them. And if you are waiting for my good works so as to hear my... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 25 – St John of the Cross

March 6, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love 25 Sayings of Light and Love 25: Withdraw from creatures if you desire to preserve, clear and simple in your soul, the image of God. Empty your spirit and withdraw far from them and you will walk in divine lights, for God is not like creatures. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), priest and Doctor of the... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 24 – St John of the Cross

March 1, 2014 by  
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Sayings of Light and Love 24 Sayings of Light and Love 24: The fly that clings to honey hinders its flight, and the soul that allows itself attachment to spiritual sweetness hinders its own liberty and contemplation. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” + Saint John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542-1591), priest and Doctor of the Church, considered to be the Doctor of Mystical... Read More

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