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Enhance Your Spiritual Direction with the Saints

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Enhance Your Spiritual Direction with the Saints   Spiritual direction is a tool that helps shape us into the saints God created us to be. It is natural that while striving to become saints, we would look to the saints themselves to guide us. Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, who will soon be canonized by Pope Francis, is an example of one who sought holiness through the example of those who had... Read More

Finding God Through Meditation – St Peter of Alcantara & the Importance of Prayer

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St Peter of Alcantara and the Importance of Prayer Who was St Peter of Alcántara? What did he have to say about prayer? Join Dan and Melissa as they begin a discussion of his book Finding God Through Meditation, and answer a question from a listener about prayer. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Do I really need to set aside a specific time for prayer every day? How do ascetical practices help... Read More

Distractions in Prayer

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Distractions in Prayer Golden Lion Tamarin monkey, Adrian Pingstone, 30 July 2003, PD-Worldwide, Wikimedia Commons. What do giant trees and screaming monkeys have to do with praying? Dan and Melissa will tell you. Join them as they discuss reasons why we are distracted in prayer, and offer some strategies to deal with the distractions in prayer. “A Hermit Praying”, Gerrit Dou, between 1645 and... Read More

Demonic Attacks – 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 27 Reflections Pt 2

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Demonic Attacks 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 27 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa orders her brother, Lorenzo, to get some sleep. She also counsels him on how to deal with attacks of the enemy. Dan and Melissa discuss evil spirits and demonic activity as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. LISTEN TO THE SHOW THROUGH THE PLAY BUTTON... Read More

Great Time to be Catholic: Witness to Our Faith as Pope Visits US

September 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Church, Family, Pope, Teresa Tomeo

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It’s a Great Time to Be Catholic: Let’s Witness to Our Faith as Pope Visits U.S.   Editor’s Note: Today we welcome Teresa Tomeo to our site with her post urging us to witness to our faith, and the World Meeting of Families and the Pope’s visit to the U.S. Many of you know her from her great work at EWTN and also from her own television and radio shows, books, speaking engagements... Read More

How a Pilgrimage Answers the Need for Peace, Quiet, and Strength

September 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Pilgrimage

How a Pilgrimage Answers the Need for Peace, Quiet, and Strength

We live in a time where we are constantly assailed by noise and busy-ness. If we walk away from our computers, our phone begins to ring or buzz. We go out to eat and there are televisions on every wall. Exercise equipment in the gym is now equipped with TV as the pounding music rages from the cycling room. To keep our sanity and refresh our souls, sometimes we need longer periods of silence than... Read More

Heights of Prayer: 30 Days w Teresa of Avila: Pt 1Day 26 Reflections

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Heights of Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 1, Day 26 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio In today’s episode on the heights of prayer, St. Teresa describes her spiritual ecstasies and how they caused her distress. Dan and Melissa talk about how everyone is called to the heights of holiness as they read from St. Teresa’s letter to her brother from the book 30 Days with Teresa of... Read More

Why Porn and Marriage Don’t Mix

February 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Lust, Patti Maguire Armstrong, Sin

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Why Porn and Marriage Don’t Mix Even the non-religious world is coming to understand that pornography is not good for anyone. In the [TED] talk The Great Porn Experiment, Gary Wilson presents studies and images of the brain to clearly show how damaging it is. In spite of these revelations, it’s being promoted in unexpected circles as a good thing for couples in a committed relationship. For instance,... Read More

One Day Lenten Retreat in Vero Beach, FL – February 21st 2015

January 31, 2015 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Lent

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Dear Friends, Do you ever struggle to find peace and confidence in the midst of the storms of life? I am delighted to tell you about an upcoming one day spiritual retreat opportunity in Vero Beach, Florida that will no doubt lead you to know the peace that Christ desires for you. This event sponsored by the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and EWTN’s National Catholic Register will... Read More

Spiritual Direction Connection Questions for Dan & Teresa Tomeo

March 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Radio and Podcast

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Spiritual Direction Connection Teresa Tomeo’s “Catholic Connection” Show Dear Friends, Spiritual Direction Connection – Teresa Tomeo’s Show As you know Teresa Tomeo has added a “Spiritual Direction Connection” to her show Catholic Connection. The segment will air every Friday at 9:50 am EST (US). Every week we will address a question from YOU about the spiritual... Read More

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