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Forming Our Emotions (Part II of II)

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Forming Our Emotions (Part II of II) Editor’s Note: In part I, we introduced the concept of educating or forming emotions and looked at the state of our emotions in the purgative way. Today, we will explore the differences in our emotions while we are in the two subsequent ways: the illuminative and unitive ways. Here is the question we are exploring: Dear Father John, My reactions to things... Read More

Forming Our Emotions (Part I of II)

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Dear Father John, My reactions to things seem out of control. For example, when I am cut off in traffic by another driver, I often get “road rage.” And, I get very sad when people reject my good intentions. There doesn’t seem to be any basis for it, nothing in my childhood or upbringing or any physical reason. Is there any way to really get a handle on these things and bring these... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 4 of 5

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 4 of 5 Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 4 of 5 ~~ Dan Burke, President and Founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction and the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and author of Navigating the Interior Life, recently joined Johnnette Benkovic on Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in... Read More

3 Ways: Longing for Face of God: Navigating the Interior Life (4/4)

The Three Ways : Longing for the Face of God ~ Navigating the Interior Life (Part IV of IV)   In our first post of this series, we covered an introduction to the concept of the three ways of the interior life. In part II and part III we covered the first and second of the three ways. In this post we will finalize our exploration of the ways. Before we jump into this final post and close out this... Read More

Longing for the Face of God-Navigating the Interior Life (III/IV)

The Three Ways: Longing for the Face of God Navigating the Interior Life (Part III of IV) In our first post of this series we covered an introduction to the concept of the three ways of the interior life. In part II we covered the first of the three ways. In this post we will continue to focus on a summary of the second phase, the Illuminative way. If you have not yet read the previous posts, you might... Read More

Longing for the Face of God – Navigating the Interior Life (II/IV)

The Three Ways: Longing for the Face of God and “Navigating the Interior Life” (Part II of IV) In our last post we introduced the concept of the three ways. In this post and those following we will explore general descriptions of each phase with help from a classic in Catholic spiritual literature, The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Chautard. I have provided the illustration again here for... Read More

Longing for the Face of God-Navigating the Interior Life-I of IV

As the Leadership Conference of Women Religious continues to demonstrate that they are without mooring in the heart of Christ and the Church, it is important to continue to reorient ourselves to the timeless teachings of the one true faith. While they seek a cosmic evolutionary theology rooted in the incongruous musings of a questionable paleontologist (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin) and a New Age styled... Read More

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