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Weakness or Blessing? Spiritual Transformation

November 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Blessings, Challenges, Fr. Najim, Spiritual Direction, Videos

Weakness or Blessing? Spiritual Transformation As we prepare for Thanksgiving in the United States a week from today on Thursday, November 26th this year, Father Michael Najim challenges us to think differently. He has some profound thoughts for how we can see our weaknesses, our struggles in a new light, as a gift and blessing from the Lord. These issues could be anything: anger, impatience, sloth,... Read More

Distractions in Prayer

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

Ascetical Practice: 30 Days w Teresa of Avila: day 26 reflectn pt 2

Ascetical Practice 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Part 2, Day 26 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio When St. Teresa’s brother expressed a desire to practice physical mortification she gave him some spiritual direction. Dan and Melissa discuss ascetical practice, or acesis, and spiritual progress as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions... Read More

Spiritual Warfare: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila: Day 23 Reflections

Spiritual Warfare 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 23 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa diagnoses a spiritual warfare attack of the devil on a fellow nun. Join Dan and Melissa as they discuss St. Teresa’s advice to this nun in a letter from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How does the devil attack us through temptation? St. Teresa diagnoses... Read More

Leadership & Prayer: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 19 reflections

Leadership and Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 19 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio   St. Teresa of Avila (also known as St. Teresa of Jesus) gives insights into effective leadership techniques of leadership and prayer. Dan and Melissa reflect on letters from St. Teresa of Avila from Dan Burke’s book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Day 19. Topics/Questions covered in the show: St.... Read More

When I am Weak, Then I am Strong: ‘Anointing of the Sick’ Retreat Guide

WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG–A RETREAT GUIDE ON THE SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, “When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick” is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. Sickness and death were not part of God’s original plan for the human family; they were consequences of... Read More

Sayings of Light and Love 43 – St John of the Cross

April 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Challenges, Dan Burke, John of the Cross

Sayings of Light and Love 43 Sayings of Light and Love 43: Bear in mind that your flesh is weak and that no worldly thing can comfort or strengthen your spirit, for what is born of the world is world and what is born of the flesh is flesh. The good spirit is born only of the Spirit of God, who communicates himself neither through the world nor through the flesh. Saint John of the Cross More “Sayings... Read More

Examination of Conscience

Examination of Conscience   Presence of God – O Lord, cast a ray of light on my soul, so that I may be able to see myself as You see me and as You judge me. MEDITATION To insure an orderly and progressive growth in the spiritual life, we must know ourselves. We have to consider our sins, our weak points, our evil tendencies, as well as the progress we have already made, the favorable results... Read More

Is it God’s Will or Our Un/Worthiness? (Part I of II)

October 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Will

Dear Father John, I recently had two experiences that I can’t make sense out of. First, after a profound spiritual retreat, I became so convinced of my unworthiness, my sinfulness, that I cancelled a commitment I had made to do a special ceremony of blessing for some friends (non-Catholic). I just felt that I couldn’t stand in God’s place for that ceremony after what I discovered about myself... Read More

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