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Prayer, Theological Virtues, and Spiritual Aridity – Part II

Today, in part two of a special two-part interview Dan speaks with Fr. Jacques Philippe about establishing a successful prayer life and entering into contemplation. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What are a few of the most common pitfalls or difficulties that lay people experience in prayer and how can they be avoided? Poverty and humility in prayer is most affective in building a strong... Read More

Prayer, Theological Virtues, and Spiritual Aridity – Part I

Today, in part one of a special two-part interview, Dan speaks with Fr. Jacques Philippe about prayer, the theological virtues and spiritual aridity. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is the most powerful prayer? How should the virtues of faith, hope and love be incorporated into my prayer life? How does reading Scripture passages help us grow in faith? How can we build faith, hope... Read More

Fr Jacques Philippe Interview: Searching for & Maintaining Peace

March 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Peace, Radio and Podcast, Videos

Father Jacques Philippe Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends, Fr Philippe has devoted himself to spiritual direction and preaching retreats as a member of the Community of the Beatitudes, which was founded in France in the 1970s. As you know from my post about the mysterious encounter with him, I had the joy of interviewing him on Register Radio. I had the urge to get this ready for you today... Read More

A Mysterious Encounter with Fr Jacques Philippe

God often provides me with surprise blessings. A recent encounter with His unexpected grace involved one of my favorite authors Fr. Jacques Philippe. The prior year I found out that he was coming to the United States (from France), and knowing the demand that would ensue, I scheduled him early to be a guest on Register Radio. Before the show he provided retreats at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament... Read More

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Book Recommendation

August 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Peace, Resources

Current social, economic, and political conditions are shaking the world. Those of us used to living in relative comfort are receiving the blessing of learning that we are not God and that we need God to provide even our most basic necessities. This has always and will always be true. However, when our jobs, our liberties, and our safety are threatened, and even our ability to provide the most basic... Read More

Anxiety and Contemplation

February 5, 2012 by  
Filed under Contemplation, Dan Burke, Prayer

Anxiety and Contemplation Fr Jacques Philippe on Anxiety and Contemplation …too many people are distressed [have anxiety] because they are not contemplatives. They do not take the time to nourish their own hearts and return them to peace by gazing with love upon Jesus. In order to resist fear and discouragement, it is necessary that through prayer – through a personal experience of God... Read More

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