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Easter and the Resurrection

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Easter and the Resurrection Easter is upon us! Rejoice in the triumph of Christ! On this edition of Divine Intimacy Radio, Dan and Melissa discuss Easter and the Resurrection: the glory of the Resurrection and the dramatic changes it brought about in the lives of Christ’s disciples. Topics/Questions covered in the show: The Apostles rejoiced when they were persecuted for the sake of Christ. Easter as a foreshadowing of... Read More

The Risen Lord and the Gift of Faith

March 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Easter, Faith, Resurrection

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The Risen Lord and the Gift of Faith To believe that the Lord is Risen is to believe that He is present in a radical and wonderful way. His powerful presence is accessible only by faith — this is because He has ascended into heaven. Such is the substance of our hope. When we cleave to Him by faith, because His presence is real and personal, He raises us up with Him. When Mary Magdalene calls out to the Risen Lord, He... Read More

Resurrection Moments

March 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Sisters, Easter, Liturgy, Prayer, Resurrection

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Resurrection Moments My grandmother, whom I affectionately called ‘Meme’ was filled with love. I grew especially close to her since, for the last twenty years of her life, she suffered from near-blindness. I helped her with her mail, her bookkeeping, and when I was old enough to drive, I took her shopping and to Mass. Our conversations were unforgettable, and she taught me so much in those formative years. When I was a newly... Read More

Easter: On the Resurrection of the Lord

March 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Easter, Meditations, Resurrection, Solemnity, The Cross

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On the Lord’s Resurrection An Easter Homily from Pope Saint Leo the Great (Sermon LXXII)   I. The Cross is not only the mystery of salvation, but an example to follow The whole of the Easter mystery, dearly-beloved, has been brought before us in the Gospel narrative, and the ears of the mind have been so reached through the ear of flesh that none of you can fail to have a picture of the events: for the text of the Divinely-inspired... Read More

Inside the Holy Sepulchre

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Editor’s Note:  Today, it gives us great pleasure to introduce to you, Mr. David Torkington.  David is an English theologian who specializes in Prayer, Christian Spirituality and Mystical Theology.  As well as being a prolific author, he also gives retreats and lectures extensively.  Today, we feature his first post on our site.  Please welcome him warmly and make him feel at home. Inside the Holy Sepulchre Like a bolt... Read More

Jesus is Asking You… (Part IV of IV)

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Jesus Is Asking You… (Part IV of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or He Didn’t Excerpts from the Weekend Retreat Talks of Father Stash Dailey Editor’s Note: In Part III, we reflected on seeing and living life with resurrected eyes, the reality of Jesus for all humanity, and what makes us Christian. In today’s final installment, we will examine who some of the witnesses of the Resurrection are today, how it is... Read More

Jesus is Asking You… (Part III of IV)

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Jesus Is Asking You… (Part III of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or He Didn’t Excerpts from the Weekend Retreat Talks of Father Stash Dailey Editor’s Note: In Part II, we examined Christ’s question today and the impact of the Resurrection. Today, we will reflect on seeing and living life with resurrected eyes, the reality of Jesus for all humanity, and what makes us Christian. Seeing and Living Life with Resurrected... Read More

Jesus is Asking You… (Part II of IV)

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Jesus Is Asking You… (Part II of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or He Didn’t Excerpts from the Weekend Retreat Talks of Father Stash Dailey Editor’s Note: In Part I, we looked at the question that Jesus is asking, where Jesus meets us and the fact that He comes to us every day at every moment. In today’s post, we will look at Christ’s question today and the impact of the Resurrection. The Question Today... Read More

Jesus is Asking You… (Part I of IV)

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Jesus Is Asking You… (Part I of IV) Either He Rose From the Dead…Or He Didn’t Excerpts from the Weekend Retreat Talks of Father Stash Dailey   “Who do you say that I am?” This theme could be gleaned from the words taken from the sixteenth chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel. But it could also be gleaned from a life that is well lived, the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ. The more we spend time with the Lord,... Read More

How are We Able to Hold Fast to Our Faith? He is Risen!

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Alleluia! Christ is Risen! How are We Able to Hold Fast to Our Faith? He is Risen!   In the midst of our busy lives, it is easy to be overwhelmed and to feel overcome by difficult circumstance. For those who strive to pray, Christ risen from the dead allows us to taste this only in order to help us come to spiritual maturity. He himself comes to give us hope, that we might stand firm and not lose heart. This is the great... Read More

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