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Why Study Spiritual Theology?

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The Avila Institute, in addition to the School of Spiritual Formation, offers a Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology. This Spring we are offering three courses for new students: Bible and the Revelation of Prayer, Wisdom of the Saints from Athanasius to Bernard, and Mystery of Mary and Her Role in the Spiritual Life. The Spring Quarter begins February 22nd, and you can apply here.   7 Reasons... Read More

Is Curiosity Bad? I have an endless appetite for information

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Dear Father John, Many spiritual writers and saints have cautioned against excessive curiosity. Why is this? Curiosity leads to knowledge and knowledge is a virtue. So how can curiosity be bad? I am very curious and love to learn about anything and everything. God’s great universe is endlessly fascinating and the more I learn and experience, the more reverence I have for God the Creator. So…... Read More

Abandonment XVII – Especially for Us

August 13, 2009 by  
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We can only be truly instructed by the words which God speaks to us personally. No one grows in knowledge of God either by reading books or by curious historical research. These means give us but a vain and empty knowledge, which serves only to confuse us and inflate us with pride. That which truly instructs us in what comes to us by the will of God from moment to moment. This is the knowledge gained... Read More

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