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Using Chant to Help Your Prayer Life

November 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Music, Prayer, Prayer Life

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Using Chant to Help Your Prayer Life I was driving home alone from Mass recently and experienced a rare post-Mass time of silence and reflection. Out of habit, I plugged my iPhone into the charger and, as usual, the car radio began to play a random music selection from my phone. Even though this always happens, I wasn’t paying attention or expecting this because my mind was elsewhere. Then I noticed the music. It was an extraordinarily... Read More

Lean Into The Wind

April 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Carmelite Sisters, Liz Estler, Music

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The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles don’t have much spare time. Why is that? It’s because their daily life includes both prayer and service to God’s people through healthcare, education, and spiritual retreats. Nevertheless, they have been kind and gracious in sharing their writing skills with us here at Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction for some time now. We are excited to share with you news of... Read More

When Faith and Music Collide

February 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Ariel McKinney, Music

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There’s something about the way God created us, that we need music in order to fulfill our being and truly understand what beauty and goodness really are. My studies in music have really refined my personal aesthetic tastes over the past few years. Sure, I still love a good musical number and practically anything written in the 70’s, but for the most part, my heart is happiest when I’m listening to the sounds... Read More

Your heartache is breaking you…

September 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Meditations, Music, Videos

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Your Heartache is Breaking You . . . I don’t know about you but music and art speaks to me in ways that no stack of theology books can touch (even though I regularly and easily get lost in the sublimity of the writings of the saints). Reaching an even deeper level are those artists and lyrics that are true in art and theology. In these works of art we can completely rest and be led into the heart of God through the marriage... Read More

Lament – By Audrey Assad

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Music, Videos

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The song “Lament” by Audrey Assad is a perfect companion to the question that Father John has answered this week about Mary and Martha. Though there is no video to this file, you will be blessed if you take a minute and put your headphones on before you play this. I suspect that many of you will be moved by the lyrics (below) and by Audrey’s heavenly voice. This one is offered up for my friend who sent the question... Read More

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