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The Virtues and the Gifts

The Virtues and the Gifts   Presence of God – Teach me, O Holy Spirit, to remain in an attitude of continual attention to Your inspirations, and of perpetual dependence upon Your impulses. MEDITATION St. Thomas teaches that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to us as a help to the virtues: “dona sunt in adjutorium virtutum.” This is a very meaningful expression: note that we receive the gifts to help the virtues,... Read More

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Part 2 – DI Radio Show and Podcast

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to God’s Invincible Gifts   Description: In part 2 today, Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Kevin Vost and take a more in-depth look at his book, The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can we employ the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and grow in holiness? What is piety and how can we live it? What are the different... Read More

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit Part 1 – DI Radio Show and Podcast

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spiritual Warrior's Guide to God's Invincible Gifts   Description: Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Kevin Vost about his book, The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spiritual Warrior's Guide to God's Invincible Gifts. Questions/Topics discussed on the show: What are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and why are they important? Why are St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Bonaventure... Read More

Get a Vowel

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Get a Vowel You are climbing a mountain, working hard, pushing yourself to fight the fight and finish the race. There are times to relax and let go of a struggle for a while, but there are times to persevere. Right now, you know you have got to keep going in the face of opposition, keep trying in the face of failure, keep hoping in the face of despair. But you can’t. You’re up against something that might seem unimposing to... Read More

Holy Fear

Holy Fear We find in the writings of the great mystics, especially of those who have been recognized as “Doctor of the Church,” a certain unanimous consent concerning the importance of holy fear if we are to grow in our life of prayer. They have a sense that it is a fearful thing to stand vulnerable in the presence of God. They understand that we ought not to presume anything. Fear of the Lord cultivates a certain... Read More

Piety – Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary

Piety Navigating the Interior Life Spiritual Dictionary Piety – The religious sensibility of a person that reflects an attitude of reverence, respoect, and devotion toward God and the things of God. 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 the Interior... Read More

I need a Catholic perspective on the New Age movement

September 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Fear of the Lord, Fr. Bartunek, New Age

Dear Father John, in my teen years I spent a few years in the Pentecostal world of faith. But when I went to university I discovered Catholicism and made it my faith home. This past year I have been on a search to deepen and renew my Catholic journey. Today I was starting to read my The Better Part and on page 22 the author refers to a document in the Vatican called Jesus Christ: the Bearer of the Water of Life. I looked it up... Read More

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