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Oblation to Divine Servitude – Living the Mystery of Merciful Love

To Be an Oblation to Divine ServitudeDescription: This week, Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles dive into the oblation of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and take a closer look at her desire to serve the Lord; to be an Oblation to Divine Servitude.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How can St. Thérèse “save souls on earth by liberating those suffering in purgatory”?
  • How can God be her holiness?
  • St. Thérèse recognizes her powerlessness to be holy and relies on God to attain the heights of holiness.
  • The measure of our spiritual progress and our holiness is love of God and love of neighbor. 
  • St. Thérèse refers to Jesus as her spouse. How can men relate to this idea of being the spouse of Christ?


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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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