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Peace of Soul and Humility

Peace of Soul and Humility   Nothing troubles us so much as self-love and self-regard. Should our hearts not grow soft with the sentiment we desire when we pray and with the interior sweetness we expect when we meditate, we are sorrowful; should we find some difficulty in doing good deeds, should some obstacle oppose our plans, we are in a dither to overcome it, and we labor anxiously. Why is this? Doubtless, because we love... Read More

Peace to Men

December 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Christmas, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Peace

Peace to Men December twenty-ninth Presence of God – I place myself at the feet of the Infant Jesus to meditate on the angels’ hymn: “Peace on earth to men of good will” (Luke 2:14). MEDITATION At Bethlehem the angels announced two things: glory to God and peace to men; the one corresponds to the other. No one glorifies God as much as that little Babe lying on the straw. He alone, being the eternal Word, can give God... Read More

Fr Jacques Philippe Interview: Searching for & Maintaining Peace

March 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Peace, Radio and Podcast, Videos

Father Jacques Philippe Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends, Fr Philippe has devoted himself to spiritual direction and preaching retreats as a member of the Community of the Beatitudes, which was founded in France in the 1970s. As you know from my post about the mysterious encounter with him, I had the joy of interviewing him on Register Radio. I had the urge to get this ready for you today as I was reminded of this encounter... Read More

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Book Recommendation

August 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Peace, Resources

Current social, economic, and political conditions are shaking the world. Those of us used to living in relative comfort are receiving the blessing of learning that we are not God and that we need God to provide even our most basic necessities. This has always and will always be true. However, when our jobs, our liberties, and our safety are threatened, and even our ability to provide the most basic things for ourselves and those... Read More

Archbishop From Iraq: Finding Middle East Peace

June 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Detachment, Peace

Dear Friends, I had the fascinating opportunity to spend some time with Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil (Northern Iraq) last week. I was blessed to meet him face-to-face as I facilitated an interview with him and Tim Drake of the National Catholic Register during his visit to EWTN. We talked about the state of the Church in Iraq, the persecution, and the resolve of this good Bishop to remain steadfast in his commitment to Christ... Read More

I Need Peace, I Need your Prayers…

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Peace, Suffering

I Need Peace, I Need Your Prayers… Dear Mother Luisita, I am deeply troubled by things that seem so trivial and I can't seem to shake a sense of impending doom. My anxiety is constant. I need peace, I need your prayers. My beloved child, Accept my loving greeting and my prayer for you to be what God wants you to be. What about your soul? Is it taking little steps toward heaven or is it flying there? Be very united with Our... Read More

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