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I Am the Truth

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“I Am the Truth”   Presence of God – O Jesus, Incarnate Word, splendor and brightness of the Father, instruct and illumine my soul. MEDITATION Jesus came to give us life and to show us the way which leads to it. He, the Teacher of life, is also its source. At the beginning of Jesus’ apostolate, the heavenly Father presented Him to the world as its divine Teacher. The Holy Spirit, descending upon Jesus in... Read More

The Merits of Jesus Christ

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Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles explore the merits of Jesus Christ and how we can offer these merits back to God.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: How do the merits of Jesus Christ “belong” to St. Thérèse, and how can she offer them to God? The Father looks upon us through the His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. How can we offer the merits of the saints or the Blessed Mother? How... Read More

I Am the Life

January 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Meditations

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I Am the Life   Presence of God – O Jesus, Fount of life, may Your life ever increase in my soul. MEDITATION Jesus explained His mission in these words: “I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). What is this life which He gives us? It is the life of grace, which is a participation in His divine life. Jesus is the Incarnate Word; in His divine nature as the Word, He possesses... Read More

Join Dan for His Avila Advocate Call

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Join Dan for His Avila Advocate Call   Whether you support us, the Avila Foundation, by praying, volunteering, donating financially or sharing our work with others, thank you for being a partner in the work of the Avila Foundation. Your support for SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and Divine Intimacy Radio move our ministry forward. We are grateful for all you do. I will be having a call... Read More

To Be an Oblation to Divine Servitude – Living the Mystery of Merciful Love

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Description: This week, Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles dive into the oblation of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and take a closer look at her desire to serve the Lord; to be an Oblation to Divine Servitude. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can St. Thérèse “save souls on earth by liberating those suffering in purgatory”? How can God be her holiness? St. Thérèse recognizes her powerlessness to be holy and... Read More

The “Little Way” of Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Description: This week Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about the “Little Way” of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and how this practical guide to spirituality can help anyone find Christ.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: Saint Thérèse explains that Jesus’ heart breaks when Christians are ungrateful for what He has done in their lives, especially when they reject the grace that He has given... Read More

God has Revealed His Love through His Son

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God has Revealed His Love through His Son* From a letter to Diognetus No man has ever seen God [1 John 4:12] or known him, but God has revealed himself to us through faith, by which alone it is possible to see him. God, the Lord and maker of all things, who created the world and set it in order, not only loved man but was also patient with him. So he has always been, and is, and will be: kind, good, free from anger, truthful; indeed,... Read More

Glory to God

December 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Meditations

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Glory to God Presence of God – I unite myself in spirit to the angelic choir singing the glory of the Lord over the fields of Bethlehem. MEDITATION The Word was made flesh for our salvation and happiness. However, the primary end of the Incarnation is God’s glory, which is the end of all His works. He, the one absolute good, cannot will anything apart from His glory. By sending His only Son to save men, He wished to glorify... Read More

The Nativity of Our Lord

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The Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Day! The Savior has Appeared The Nativity of Our Lord Presence of God — Behold, I am at the feet of my Incarnate God, who has become a Child for love of me! I adore, I thank, I love! MEDITATION God is charity: He has loved us with an everlasting love! “I think God must have said to Himself: Man does not love Me because he does not see Me; I will show Myself to him and thus make him... Read More

The Great Mystery is Accomplished

December 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Carmelite Spirituality, Christmas, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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The Great Mystery is Accomplished December Twenty-Fourth Presence of God – O Incarnate Word, my Savior, teach me the lessons of wisdom contained in the mystery of Your Incarnation. MEDITATION Of all the works done by God in time and outside of Himself, the redemptive Incarnation of the Word is the greatest. It is the greatest because it has for end, not a mere creature, however sublime, but God Himself, the eternal Word who,... Read More

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