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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

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

God Invites All Souls

April 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Easter

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Easter Thursday God Invites All Souls Presence of God — O Lord, I answer Your invitation, I run to Your fountain: quench my thirst! MEDITATION Commenting on the invitation of Jesus: “If any man thirst, let him come to Me, and drink” (Jn 7:37), St. Teresa of Avila says, “Consider that the Lord calls everyone. Now, He is Truth itself, we cannot doubt His word. If His invitation were not addressed to all, He would not call... Read More

The Tomb and the Pearl: Retreat Guide for Easter

April 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Easter, Fr. Bartunek, Retreat Guides

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Retreat Guide for Easter: The Tomb and the Pearl The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, “The Tomb and the Pearl: A Retreat Guide for Easter,” is designed to help you “go forward towards the light”, as the Holy Father recently put it, so that the glorious Easter Mystery can make a fresh impact on your life. In the first meditation, you will participate in St. Mary Magdalene’s transforming experience of the empty... Read More

How can we celebrate more fully the season of Easter?

April 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Easter, Fr. Bartunek

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Dear Father John, The wonderful season of Easter is upon us. Lent has been a great time to prepare for the victory of the cross over death. Thank-you Jesus Christ, Holy Redeemer. What are appropriate things we can do to celebrate Easter, especially for the entire season?   I love this question! Ever since I was ordained, I have been struck every year by the decrease in daily Mass attendance as soon as Lent ends. I am not trying... Read More

The Resurrection of the Lord

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The Resurrection of the Lord Presence of God – O risen Jesus, make me worthy to share in the joy of Your Resurrection. MEDITATION “This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us be glad and rejoice therein” (Roman Breviary). This is the most excellent day, the happiest day in the whole year, because it is the day when “Christ, our Pasch, has been sacrificed.” Christmas, too, is a joyous feast, but whereas Christmas... Read More

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