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Entering into Holy Week

March 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Holy Week, Melissa Elson, Show Notes

Entering into Holy Week

Holy Week, the most important week of the liturgical year, is upon us.  To help us prepare, Dan and Melissa discuss some of the ways we can orient our hearts to this most holy season.

Show Notes:

  • Regardless of how well (or poorly) you have maintained your Lenten commitments, it's not too late. Matthew 20:1-16, Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, tells us that God's grace is available to everyone – even though none of us are deserving.
  • Going “all in” for Jesus during Holy Week. Mary did in Mark 14:3 – the Anointing at Bethany. “She broke the alabaster jar” – it's all for Jesus. Also, the Martha and Mary story (Luke 10:38-42) where “Mary has chosen the better part”.
  • Suggestions for entering into Holy Week:
    • Get to confession.
    • Learn and participate in the liturgy of Holy Week. Schedule liturgical activities ahead of time. Don't try to squeeze Holy Week events around your regular activities.
    • Use good meditation materials. (see resources)
    • Stations of the Cross – remember our own participation in His suffering. Recommend versions by St. Alphonsus Liguori or St. Francis of Assisi. Consider doing stations by yourself.
    • Watch Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ.


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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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