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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 2

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 2 Dan and Melissa discuss the second rule of Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s Discernment of Spirits, focusing on movement toward God and recognizing the effect of the enemy on our spiritual progress. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Discernment of Spirits – Rule 2: “In persons who are going on intensely purifying their sins and rising from good to better in the service of God our... Read More

Discernment of Spirits: Rule 1

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 1 This week, Dan and Melissa discuss the first Rule of the Discernment of Spirits by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Rule 1 –  “In the persons who go from mortal sin to mortal sin, the enemy will propose apparent pleasures, making them imagine sensual delights and pleasures in order to enslave them more and make them grow in their vices and sins. In these... Read More

How can I effectively prepare for a retreat?

June 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Spiritual Exercises

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Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction, I am going to a silent retreat soon. I know that I really need this and I really want to deepen my relationship with Christ. Is there anything in particular I can do to effectively prepare? Dear Friend, this is a difficult question to answer without knowing some details about your spiritual life but we will give it a shot. First, a great deal of the benefit of spiritual exercises or retreats... Read More

What are Ignatian spiritual exercises?

March 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Spiritual Exercises

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Interview With Official From Ignatian Exercises Federation By Antonio Gaspari (Zenit.org) Every year, a countless number of Catholics escape from their typical activities and take days to retreat into prayer following the system of the Ignatian spiritual exercises. The Pope himself is one of these Catholics; Benedict XVI’s annual spiritual exercises with the Roman Curia begin Feb. 21. Just prior to the Holy Father’s... Read More

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