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God’s Little Victim – Divine Intimacy Radio Show and Podcast

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Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss the meaning of being “God’s little victim” and the idea of consoling God.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why can’t St. Thérèse receive Holy Communion often? What does St. Thérèse mean by being a “little victim”? Does this imply self-pity? Why does she compare herself to a tabernacle? Does God need to be consoled?... 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

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

The Oblation of Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Description: This week Dan and Melissa are joined by Dr. Anthony Lilles as they unravel the meaning of the oblation of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: Was the book, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love, intended to be an informative book about Saint Thérèse? What does “oblation” mean to Saint Thérèse? How can an oblation (self offering) be a form of holocaust? How is Saint... Read More

The Spirituality of Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Description: This week Dan and Melissa introduce the Spirituality of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and explain the importance of her life and writings. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Who is Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and why is she important? What message is Saint Thérèse trying to convey through her life and writings? How can the reader benefit from the writings of St. Thérèse if he or she cannot relate to her more feminine,... Read More

The Garden of the Soul

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 The Garden of the Soul How is our soul like a garden? How should we care for the garden of our soul? When we feel the presence of God in prayer, what should we do? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of the saints as they discuss answers to these questions in today’s show.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: The analogy of the soul as a garden. How the water of grace differs from the water of the world. What... Read More

Giving Thanks to God and Recognizing the Spiritual Haze

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Giving Thanks to God and Recognizing the Spiritual Haze     How should we respond to experiencing God in prayer? What is “spiritual haze”, where does it come from, and how should we properly deal with it? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of St Peter of Alcántara in the book Finding God Through Meditation as they discuss answers to these questions in today’s show.   Topics/Questions covered... 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 by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions... Read More

Importance of Saints, Teaching Children to Pray, Examining Spontaneous Prayer

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The Importance of Saints, Teaching Children to Pray, and Examining Spontaneous Prayer Dan and Melissa answer questions on the importance of saints in prayer life, teaching children to pray, and spontaneous prayer. They also discuss some important aspects of meditation as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: Are the saints important... Read More

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