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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 1

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 1 This week, Dan and Melissa discuss the first Rule of the Discernment of Spirits by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Rule 1 –  “In the persons who go from mortal sin to mortal sin, the enemy will propose apparent pleasures, making them imagine sensual delights and pleasures in order to enslave them more and make them grow in... Read More

Transitioning from Meditation to Contemplation

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Transitioning from Meditation to Contemplation What is the difference between meditation and contemplation? What does the transition between them look like? How will you know if you are ready for the transition, and how can you prepare for it? Dan and Melissa discuss when and how this transitioning from meditation to contemplation takes place as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation... 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

A Constellation of Saints

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There are as many saints as there are stars in the sky… The night sky in its magnificent beauty has beckoned to me ever since I was a small child. At night, especially on a summer’s night, I would slip away and sit on our front porch, or better still, I would lie on the grass and just look up at the stars. I learned to recognize one constellation from another and once in a while view an eclipse... Read More

Called to Holiness (Part II of II)

December 30, 2013 by  
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Called to Holiness (Part II of II) In part I, we examined what the universal call to holiness means, generally speaking. In today’s post, we will look at what Saint John Paul II specifically says about the call to holiness, training in holiness and why this turn to holiness of life and depth in prayer is important. John Paul II goes on to call the parishes of the third millennium to become schools... Read More

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