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Meditation, a matter of life and death …

November 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Meditation, Mental Prayer, Prayer

Meditation, A Matter of Life and Death…

Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila

A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila

“Meditation is the basis for acquiring all the virtues, and to undertake it is a matter of life and death for all Christians.”

from St. Teresa of Avila
(St. Teresa of Jesus)
Mystic, Carmelite Reformer, and Doctor of the Church: Doctor of Prayer. Her thought, and the mysticism in her works has had a tremendous influence on many theologians throughout the centuries.

From The Way of Perfection, Chapter 16

Art: Teresa of Avila, François Gérard, 1827, PD-US, author's life plus 100 years or less, Wikimedia Commons.

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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