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Passion Sunday

Passion Sunday   Today we begin the celebration of Holy Week.  We will journey spiritually with Jesus and walk along with Him from His entry into Jerusalem through the mystery of His Passion and Death and, ultimately, to His glorious Resurrection.  If we die with Him we shall also live with Him (cf Romans 6:8). The blessed sacramental palms we receive help focus our attention on this journey. Besides also being referred... Read More

The Doctrine of Jesus

March 6, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, Lent

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The Doctrine of Jesus (Fourth Sunday of Lent) Presence of God – Behold me at Your feet, O Lord, that I may hear Your doctrine, the doctrine of eternal life. MEDITATION The truths Jesus taught are so important and essential that, to know them or not, to believe them or not, is a matter of life or of death. His doctrine is not optional; rather, it is so essential that we cannot attain eternal life without it. “Whosoever believeth... Read More

The Hidden Life – Divine Intimacy Reflection

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The Hidden Life   Presence of God– O Jesus, hidden God, teach me the secret of the hidden life. MEDITATION During His life on earth, Jesus chose to conceal His divinity under the veil of His humanity. Except on very rare occasions — and this is especially true during the thirty years preceding His apostolate — He never allowed His greatness, His wisdom, or His omnipotence to be manifest. Later, during the years of His... Read More

Book Recommendation for Lent

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Dear Friends, As we head towards Lent I have had a number of questions regarding a book I might recommend to those looking to experience a more meaningful Lent. There is one that comes to mind that I believe will be transformational for anyone who is serious about the growing in prayer and the interior life: St. Peter of Alcántara’s Finding God Through Meditation: I was deeply blessed to edit and update this translation of... Read More

The Triumphal Entrance of Jesus

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The Triumphal Entrance of Jesus Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) Presence of God: O Jesus, I want to follow You in Your triumph, so that I may follow You later to Calvary. MEDITATION Holy Week begins with the description of the triumphal entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem on the Sunday before His Passion. Jesus, who had always been opposed to any public manifestation and who had fled when the people wanted to make Him their king (cf.... Read More

Dealing with Discouragement in Lent

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Show Notes: During this episode, Dan and Melissa discuss the struggle with discouragement as Lent is well underway. Discouragement is not of God. If you are working hard to bring yourself to God, you can be assured, he is pleased with you.  Falling away from your lenten commitments is human. God knows this and is waiting for us to return to Him with a loving embrace. Dan and Melissa discuss the importance of confession. Offer... Read More

Preparing for Lent Part 3 – Divine Intimacy Radio

February 13, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy Radio and Podcast, Lent, Show Notes

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Preparing for Lent Part 3 Preparing for Lent Part 3 Segment 1 Our last episode the discussion focused on preparing for Lent and participating in the sacraments during the Lenten season. Began talking about the “Spiritual Self Evaluation” chapter in “Navigating the Interior Life.” Sacraments are the foundation of our relationship with God, and prayer draws us more deeply into the sacraments. What is the state of my prayer... Read More

Spiritual Gameplan for Lent

February 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Lent, Seasonal, Spiritual Direction, Videos

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Spiritual Gameplan for Lent   …with our thanks to Father Michael Najim for sharing this video with us on having a spiritual gameplan for Lent. Editor’s Notes:  This was originally posted in 2013. So, the date for the start of Lent that he mentions is not February 13th this year. Rather, this year Ash Wednesday begins Lent on February 18th. We are posting this now in order to give you a head start so you can... Read More

Preparing for Lent Part 2 – Divine Intimacy Radio

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Preparing for Lent Part 2 – Divine Intimacy Radio Preparing for Lent Part 2: Here’s what a recent listener said about the show: “I just listened to the first Divine Intimacy Radio show. Great job! You and Melissa are a joy to listen to, such nice voices, and the real rapport comes through. I enjoyed her little laughs and your excited speech when you got into answering the calls. It was like listening in on two... Read More

Preparing for Lent – Part 1 – Divine Intimacy Radio

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Dear Friends – here are the show notes for our second Divine Intimacy Radio Show on the topic of Preparing for Lent: If you enjoy the show, please give us a good rating on iTunes and share this post or the iTunes show on Facebook and with your friends. We need your help getting the word out! Show Notes: An interruption in our discussion about spiritual direction which we will return to after Easter… The name of the show... Read More

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