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Preparation for Death Series

March 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Meditations, Preparation for Death

Preparation for Death Series

This is a listing of meditations from the “Preparation for Death” series written by Saint Alphonsus M. Liguori, Doctor of the Church. They were originally published in 1758. That means they contains some dated references. Nevertheless, the teaching is sound. This series is a very sobering set of reflections geared toward conversion of heart and offered for Lenten contemplation. We warn you they are not for the faint of heart but will give you a lot to think about. Every consideration has three points to it. Each year, one point from each consideration is offered. To view a post, click on the title.

2015 Posts (Point 1 of each consideration)

  1. Gone to Eternity (February 18, 2015; Ash Wednesday)
  2. With Death All Ends (February 19, 2015)
  3. Shortness of Life (February 20, 2015)
  4. Certainty of Death (February 21, 2015)
  5. Uncertainty of the Hour of Death (February 23, 2015)
  6. Death of the Sinner (February 24, 2015)
  7. A Dying Christian Careless about Religion (February 25, 2015)
  8. Death of the Just (February 26, 2015)
  9. Peace of the Just at Death (February 27, 2015)
  10. Means of Preparing for Death (February 28, 2015)
  11. Value of Time (March 2, 2015)
  12. On the Importance of Salvation (March 3, 2015)
  13. Vanity of the World (March 4, 2015)
  14. The Present Life is a Journey to Eternity (March 5, 2015)
  15. On the Malice of Mortal Sin (March 6, 2015)
  16. On the Mercy of God (March 7, 2015)
  17. Abuse of Divine Mercy (March 9, 2015)
  18. On the Number of Sins (March 10, 2015)
  19. God's Grace and the Evil of Enmity with God (March 11, 2015)
  20. Folly of Sinners (March 12, 2015)
  21. Unhappy Life of the Sinner, Happy Life of the Christian who Loves God (March 13, 2015)
  22. On Evil Habits (March 14, 2015)
  23. Delusions the Devil Suggests to Sinners (March 16, 2015)
  24. On the Particular Judgment (March 17, 2015)
  25. On the General Judgment (March 18, 2015)
  26. On the Pains of Hell (March 20, 2015)
  27. On the Eternity of Hell (March 21, 2015)
  28. Remorses of the Damned (March 23, 2015)
  29. On Heaven (March 24, 2015)
  30. On Prayer (March 26, 2015)
  31. On Perseverance (March 27, 2015)
  32. On Confidence in the Patronage of Mary (March 28, 2015)
  33. On the Love of God (March 29, 2015)
  34. On the Holy Communion (March 30, 2015)
  35. Dwelling of Jesus on the Altars (March 31, 2015)
  36. On the Conformity to the Will of God (April 1, 2015)
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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. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., 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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