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How do I Love God with My Whole Mind? (Part II of II)

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How do I Love God with My Whole Mind? Part II of II Editor’s Note: In part I, we looked at what Christianizing the mind entails. Then, Father John went on to explain the first two of the three interrelated functions of the human mind: information gathering and thinking deeply. Today we will examine the third function: remembering, and the power of memory, which is connected to remembering. Here,... Read More

Adoration, Silence and the Lamp of Fire (Part I of II)

January 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Adoration, Anthony Lilles, Prayer

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“Hunger for silence is the sign of spiritual maturity.” This saying is attributed to Blessed John Paul the Great and reminds me of the program he proposed to the Church after the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000. He called the Church to gaze on the face of Christ. Learning to gaze on the face of Christ takes us into a mystery of great silence – not just the absence of noise, but a peaceful... Read More

Which saints suffered from temptations and evil thoughts?

October 1, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Saints, Temptations

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Dear Father John, lately I have been experiencing an issue in relation to certain lines in certain prayers. I know that I heard a song blaspheme against the Holy Spirit. It was not something I expected when I heard the song. This was a while ago but now I have thoughts about God the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and Mary. This happens even in church or while praying the Rosary. I ask God to not... Read More

No spiritual director yet: How do I keep growing spiritually?

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Direction

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Dear Father John, I cannot find a spiritual director in my area. I will keep looking and praying, but until I find someone, what do I need to do to ensure that I continue to grow spiritually? As you patiently continue looking and praying for a good spiritual director, God will continue to guide you through the other means for spiritual growth that the Church recommends. These are the some of the same... 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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