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In Search of God – Divine Intimacy Meditation

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In Search of God   Presence of God – I recollect myself in the interior sanctuary of my soul to seek God there, living in me by grace. MEDITATION “The kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21), Jesus taught us, and St. Teresa of Avila comments, “If a soul wishes to speak with its Father and enjoy His company, it does not have to go to heaven…. It needs no wings to go in search of Him but only to find a place where... Read More

35. Incontrovertible Evidence (Matthew 11:2-11)

December 7, 2016 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

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“The redeemer of man, Jesus Christ, is the center of the universe and of history.” – Saint Pope John Paul II, Redemptor hominis Matthew 11:2-11: Now John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or have we got to wait for someone else?’ Jesus answered, ‘Go back and tell John what you hear and see; the blind see again, and the lame walk,... Read More

The Lord Will Not Delay

December 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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The Lord Will Not Delay Second Sunday of Advent Presence of God – I place myself in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, to receive His two-fold invitation to confidence and repentance, contained in today’s liturgy. MEDITATION After we have considered the sublime program of sanctification which we should follow, it is very consoling to consider the magnificent texts of today’s liturgy. They invite us to have complete... Read More

Charity the Essence of Sanctity

November 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Charity, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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Charity the Essence of Sanctity Presence of God – I place myself in the presence of God, considering that He is infinite charity: “Deus caritas est,” God is charity. MEDITATION “Be you, therefore, perfect, as also Your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). Before we can begin to imitate God, we must know who He is, and in what His perfection consists. Holy Scripture tells us, God is charity (1 John 4:16). It does... Read More

The Lord Cometh from Afar

November 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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The Lord Cometh from Afar First Sunday of Advent   Presence of God – The Lord is coming; I place myself in His presence and go to meet Him with all the energy of my will. MEDITATION “The Name of the Lord cometh from afar…. I look from afar, and behold I see the power of God coming…. Go out to meet Him, and say, ‘Tell us if You are He who shall rule….’” These words are taken from today’s liturgy, and in... Read More

The Divine Invitation

November 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Gratitude

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The Divine Invitation   Presence of God – O my God, give me the sovereign grace to respond to all Your invitations with generosity. MEDITATION (Matthew 22:2-14) outlines the sad story—so true even today—of human ingratitude which rejects God’s mercy and is indifferent to His gifts and invitations. “The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his son, and he sent his servants to call them... Read More

Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

November 20, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Liturgy of the Hours, Meditations, Solemnity

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Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe* Thy Kingdom Come! The kingdom of God, in the words of our Lord and Savior, does not come for all to see; nor shall they say: Behold, here it is, or behold, there it is, but the kingdom of God is within us (cf Luke 17:20-21), for the word of God is very near, in our mouth and in our heart (cf Deuteronomy 30:14). Thus it is clear that he who prays for the coming of God’s... Read More

Of Adversity and Resisting Temptation

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Of Adversity and Resisting Temptation*   OF THE PROFIT OF ADVERSITY 1. It is good that we have sometimes troubles and crosses; for they often make a man enter into himself, and consider that he is here in banishment, and ought not to place his trust in any worldly thing. It is good that we be sometimes contradicted, and this, although we do and intend well. These things help often to the attaining of humility, and defend... Read More

The Triumph of Love

November 10, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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The Triumph of Love Presence of God – Grant that there may be only love in me, my God; that all may proceed from love, and all revert to love. MEDITATION The life of the soul which has reached total union may be defined as one simple, continual, most intense exercise of love, by means of which it gives itself to God unceasingly. All its faculties, not only purified, but perfectly harmonized, are wholly employed in the divine... Read More

Desolation and Darkness

October 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Dark Night, Divine Intimacy

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Desolation and Darkness   Presence of God – Come to my aid, O Lord, that I may not be overwhelmed by the storm. MEDITATION Seeing its wretchedness so clearly, the soul senses the infinite distance separating it from God; and, while desiring even more to be united to Him, it realizes that it is farther from Him than ever, absolutely incapable of bridging the chasm which divides them. This recognition causes pain as well,... Read More

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