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30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Days 1 & 2

30 Days with Teresa of Avila
Reflections on Days 1 and 2

 

Dan and Melissa discuss detachment and suffering by reflecting on the first two letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Attachments: How to recognize them. Are they bad?with Teresa of Avila
  • What are the steps to achieving detachment?
  • How can we obtain freedom and peace through detachment?
  • Dan shares his story of how interior peace and freedom are helping him through a time of personal suffering.
  • St. John of the Cross reveals how suffering and detachment are related.
  • Using periods of consolation to rest and prepare for desolation, from St. Ignatius' Rules for Discernment.
  • Book of Revelation: When will suffering end?

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About Dan Burke

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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