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Spiritual Aridity: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila: Day 9 & 10 Reflections

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Spiritual Aridity: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 9 & 10 Reflections Spiritual direction and spiritual aridity are the topics today as Dan and Melissa discuss letters written by St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Find your core spirituality with the help of a good spiritual director. How is the soul like the weather? How not to become discouraged because of distractions... Read More

Scrupulosity – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Scrupulosity Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Scrupulosity – The habit of imagining sin where none exists, or grave sin where the matter is venial. To overcome scrupulosity, a person needs to be properly instructed in order to form a right conscience, and in extreme cases the only remedy is absolute obedience (for a time) to a prudent confessor.     This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from... Read More

Rule of Life (Program of Life) – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Rule of Life (Program of Life) Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Rule of Life (Program of Life) – A specific and usually documented plan for living in accord with one’s state in life and baptismal commitments that includes principals, guidelines, and commitments that will guide each person to achieve sanctity, and in practical and concrete ways, love God and love their neighbor. A principle or regular... Read More

Spiritual Resolutions for the New Year?

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Well, its that time of year again. New Year’s resolutions abound. Looking back on this past year, did you grow in your faith and in holiness? If someone close to you were asked this question about you, would their answer be a resolute “yes!”? If not, do you have a purposeful plan to grow closer to Christ this coming year? Are you fully prepared to meet God face to face? It was years ago but it seems like just... Read More

Reparation – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Reparation Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Reparation – The act or fact of making amends. It implies an attempt to restore things to their normal or sound conditions, as they were before something wrong was done. It applies mainly to recompense for the losses sustained or the harm caused by some morally bad action. With respect to God, it means making up, with greater love, for the failure in love through... Read More

Renunciation – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Renunciation Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Renunciation – To give up something to which a person has a claim. Some renunciations are necessary by divine law; others are permitted and encouraged according to divine counsel. Everyone must renounce sin and those creatures that are proximate occasions to sin. In this category belongs the renunciation of Satan at Baptism, either by the person being baptized... Read More

Passive Purification – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Passive Purification Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Passive purification – This purification shares the same end as active purification whose means are solely of God and from God. This purification is the preparation for the exceptional graces of the supernatural life.   This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan’s book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction... Read More

Active Purification – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Active Purification Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary   Active purification – This purification comes about as a result of the efforts of the soul (aided by the Holy Spirit) who seeks to purify itself from sins, vices, imperfections, and anything that would keep it from attaining holiness, union with God, and living a life that honors God and neighbor.   This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt... Read More

Predominant Fault (Root Sin) – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Predominant Fault Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Predominant Fault – The defect in us that tends to prevail over the others, and thereby over our manner of feeling, judging, sympathizing, willing, and acting. This defect has in each of us an intimate relation to our individual temperament (see Lagrange, Three Ages, Part 2, Chapter 22)     This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from the Glossary... Read More

Vocal Prayer – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

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Vocal Prayer Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary     Vocal Prayer – Any form of prayer expressed audibly using pre-written formulas (e.g. the Rosary, the Liturgy of the Hours, etc.).   This Spiritual Dictionary Term is an excerpt from the Glossary of Dan’s book Navigating the Interior Life – Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. To learn more, click here  + Art: Cover of “Navigating... Read More

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