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How Do I Love God With All My Heart?

January 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God, Praise, Prayer

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Dear Father John, I want to love God with all my heart, but I don’t know where to start. How do I do this? LOVING GOD WITH all your heart means desiring him above all things and making your intimate, personal relationship with him into the highest priority of your life, the center around which every other facet of your existence finds its proper and glorious place. But how do you do that? How do you make that happen? The... Read More

What is Spiritual Theology?

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What is Spiritual Theology? There is a lot of diverse opinions on this topic.  Probably the best explanation is provided by Jordan Aumann, O.P., in his well known Spiritual Theology. To best understand the conversation that he introduces, it is important to note that all the branches of theology, as a disciplined study of sacred doctrine, constitute just one unified science.  This is true even if this single scientific exploration... Read More

More on learning to praise God… Part II of II

May 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Praise

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Dear Father John, Can you give any help on how to learn to praise God? I enjoy going to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and would really like to learn how to praise Him. I don’t feel my words are adequately expressing the praise I really would like to give. Thanksgiving is easier, but I would be grateful for some advice on the praise side. In the first post on this topic we covered the essence of praise and the value... Read More

More on learning to praise God… – Part I of II

May 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Praise

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Dear Father John, Can you give any help on how to learn to praise God? I enjoy going to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and would really like to learn how to praise Him. I don’t feel my words are adequately expressing the praise I really would like to give. Thanksgiving is easier, but I would be grateful for some advice on the praise side. This question is clearly the result of a nudge from the Holy Spirit. The desire... Read More

How can I better praise God?

March 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Adoration, Dan Burke, Meditation, Mental Prayer, Praise, Prayer

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Dear Dan, Can you give any help on how to learn to praise God? I enjoy going to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and would really like to learn how to praise Him. I don’t feel my words are adequately expressing the praise I really would like to give. Thanksgiving is easier, but I would be grateful for some advice on the praise side. Dear Friend, thank you for asking. This is a very touching question… a beautiful... Read More

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