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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

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

The Lord is Nigh

December 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy

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The Lord is Nigh Third Sunday of Advent Presence of God– The Lord is always drawing nearer to my soul by the solicitations of His grace; I too wish to draw near to Him by a renewal of my faith and my desires. MEDITATION “O Lord, we have patiently waited for Thee: Thy name and Thy remembrance are the desire of the soul. My soul hath desired Thee in the night; yea, and with my spirit within me in the morning early I will watch... Read More

Mercy, Mary, and the Advent of Christ

December 8, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Dr. Peter Howard, Mary, Mercy, Solemnity

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Mercy, Mary, and the Advent of Christ   Every sign of our times points to God doing something great and something new in the world. In practically every instance throughout the history of God’s people, God’s salvation does not come in the way people expect it. He uses the most unusual instruments at times, such as King Cyrus of Persia (an outsider of the Israelites, a Gentile), who liberated God’s people from their... Read More

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

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

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

Do I Need a Savior? An Advent Retreat Guide on the Prophet Isaiah

November 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Advent, Fr. Bartunek, Retreat Guides

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DO I NEED A SAVIOR? AN ADVENT RETREAT GUIDE ON THE PROPHET ISAIAH The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality: Do I Need a Savior? is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. Advent is about new beginnings. The Church year, also known as the liturgical year, starts afresh on the First Sunday of Advent. And the whole season is dedicated to preparing ourselves for the celebration of Christmas, the day that Jesus was born, the... Read More

When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky – Final Hours of Advent

December 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Advent, Carmelite Sisters

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When the Sun Rises in the Morning Sky… the Final Hours of Advent The Final Hours of Advent: Our city endured another power outage not too long ago. I remember it quite well because it happened in the middle of the night. The next morning – remember, we wake up way before the dawn – it was amazing to find ourselves in total darkness. Of course, we had placed flashlights and lanterns in appropriate places to be used in such... Read More

The Mystery of the Incarnation

December 22, 2015 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Meditations

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The Mystery of the Incarnation Presence of God – I place myself in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, with an ardent desire to penetrate the infinite mystery of divine love which impelled God Himself to become “one of us.” MEDITATION God is Love; everything He does, both in Himself and outside of Himself, is a work of love. Being the infinite good, He cannot love anything outside of Himself from the desire of... Read More

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