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God’s Little Victim

DescriptionThis week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss the meaning of being “God's little victim” and the idea of consoling God. God's Little Victim

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Why can't St. Thérèse receive Holy Communion often?
  • What does St. Thérèse mean by being a “little victim”? Does this imply self-pity?
  • Why does she compare herself to a tabernacle?
  • Does God need to be consoled? How can St. Thérèse say that she wants to console Him?
  • Jesus reveals to us what's in the heart of the Father through His words and actions here on earth.


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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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