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The Purgative to Illuminative Way, Sin, & Mental Prayer

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Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer questions from listeners about transitioning from the purgative way to the illuminative way, recognizing sin, and the importance of mental prayer. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How do you know if you're making the transition between the purgative and illuminative way? How do we know if we are committing mortal or... Read More

Prayer

The Purgative to Illuminative Way, Sin, & Mental Prayer

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer questions from listeners about transitioning from the purgative way to the illuminative way, recognizing sin, and the importance of mental prayer. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How do... Read More

Faith and Abandonment to the Fullness of Love – Part 7 Mini-Course on Prayer

Mini-Course on Prayer Part 7 – Father “F” – Faith in Our Risen Lord Abandonment to the Fullness of Love   Editor's Note: In Part 6 of this mini-course, David Torkington examined the letters U (union with the mystical... Read More

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Presence of God – O Mary, Beauty of Carmel, make me worthy of your protection, clothe me with your scapular, and be the teacher of my interior life. MEDITATION The Blessed Virgin is a Mother who clothes us with... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

How to Sustain Deep and Meaningful Prayer

Join Melissa Elson as she speaks with Connie Rossini about Fr. Jacques Philippe's book Time for God focusing on ways that we can enter into, and sustain, a deep... Read More

Contemplative Aridity

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Connie Rossini about contemplative prayer and aridity. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is contemplative... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Warfare and the Church: Equipped to Conquer

Spiritual Warfare and the Church: Equipped to Conquer Equipped to Conquer The Church is the Body of Christ, instituted by Christ as a means of assisting souls to... Read More

Disobedience of the Fallen Angels

Thanks for good answer, but still I find room for expansion. For example, if the Devils knew very clearly that their disobedience would have made them miserable,... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

Frequent Confession of Sin

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson in part 2 of a listener question and answer... Read More

What to Tell a Priest in a Devotional Confession

How do you speak with a priest in Confession when you do a devotional confession... Read More

Sin and Confession

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer questions from listeners... Read More

An Examination of Conscience for Venial Sins

An Examination of Conscience for Venial Sins   OK. So, you receive... Read More

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Book Club

The End for Which We Are Here and a Book Club Announcement

The End for Which We Are Here The Lord (Week 23 of 23) A great white throne rises... Read More

Finding the Truth

Finding the Truth The Lord (Week 22 of 23) It is a great mistake to believe that... Read More

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