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9. Jesus Goes Public (Matthew 4:12-17)

January 18, 2017 by  
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“God is faithful: he made himself our debtor not by accepting anything from us, but by promising us such great blessings.” — St Augustine Matthew 4:12-17 Hearing that John had been arrested he went back to Galilee, and leaving Nazareth he went and settled in Capernaum, a lakeside town on the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali. In this way the prophecy of Isaiah was to be fulfilled: ‘Land of Zebulun! Land of Naphtali! Way... Read More

I Am the Truth

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“I Am the Truth”   Presence of God – O Jesus, Incarnate Word, splendor and brightness of the Father, instruct and illumine my soul. MEDITATION Jesus came to give us life and to show us the way which leads to it. He, the Teacher of life, is also its source. At the beginning of Jesus’ apostolate, the heavenly Father presented Him to the world as its divine Teacher. The Holy Spirit, descending upon Jesus in... Read More

I Am the Life

January 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Meditations

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I Am the Life   Presence of God – O Jesus, Fount of life, may Your life ever increase in my soul. MEDITATION Jesus explained His mission in these words: “I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). What is this life which He gives us? It is the life of grace, which is a participation in His divine life. Jesus is the Incarnate Word; in His divine nature as the Word, He possesses... Read More

241. The First Step (John 1:29-34)

January 11, 2017 by  
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“Today the Holy Spirit floats over the waters in the form of a dove, so that by this sign it might be known that the world’s universal shipwreck has ceased, as the dove had announced to Noah that the world’s flood had subsided.” St. Peter Chrysologus John 1:29-34   The next day, seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I spoke of... Read More

3. The King is Coming (Matthew 2:1-6)

January 4, 2017 by  
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“Christ abode for nine months in the tent of Mary’s womb; he abides until the consummation of the ages in the tent of the Church’s faith; he will abide for ever and ever in the knowledge and love of the faithful soul.” Blessed Isaac of Stella Matthew 2:1-6 After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. ‘Where is the infant king of the Jews?’... Read More

Glory to God

December 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Meditations

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Glory to God Presence of God – I unite myself in spirit to the angelic choir singing the glory of the Lord over the fields of Bethlehem. MEDITATION The Word was made flesh for our salvation and happiness. However, the primary end of the Incarnation is God’s glory, which is the end of all His works. He, the one absolute good, cannot will anything apart from His glory. By sending His only Son to save men, He wished to glorify... Read More

The Nativity of Our Lord

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The Nativity of Our Lord Christmas Day! The Savior has Appeared The Nativity of Our Lord Presence of God — Behold, I am at the feet of my Incarnate God, who has become a Child for love of me! I adore, I thank, I love! MEDITATION God is charity: He has loved us with an everlasting love! “I think God must have said to Himself: Man does not love Me because he does not see Me; I will show Myself to him and thus make him... Read More

The Great Mystery is Accomplished

December 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Carmelite Spirituality, Christmas, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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The Great Mystery is Accomplished December Twenty-Fourth Presence of God – O Incarnate Word, my Savior, teach me the lessons of wisdom contained in the mystery of Your Incarnation. MEDITATION Of all the works done by God in time and outside of Himself, the redemptive Incarnation of the Word is the greatest. It is the greatest because it has for end, not a mere creature, however sublime, but God Himself, the eternal Word who,... Read More

Apostolic Action

December 21, 2016 by  
Filed under Apostolate, Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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Apostolic Action   Presence of God – I place myself in the presence of Jesus, in order to learn from Him, the first Apostle, the Apostle par excellence, the qualities I need to make my activity of real value to souls. MEDITATION During the three years of His public life, Jesus carried out an exterior apostolate on a large scale, but His activity was never separated from His intimate union with the Father; rather, it blossomed... Read More

Behold the Savior Comes – Divine Intimacy Meditation

December 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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Behold the Savior Comes Fourth Sunday of Advent Presence of God – I place myself at the feet of Jesus and ask Him to prepare my heart for His imminent coming. MEDITATION “Call together the nations, tell it among the people and say: Behold our Savior comes!” (Roman Breviary) [adapted]. The message becomes more and more urgent: in a [week], the Word of God made flesh will show Himself to the world. We must hasten our preparations... Read More

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