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From Meditation to Contemplation

April 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Contemplation, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Prayer, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they reflect on the meditations of Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen on the transition from meditation to contemplation.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:

  • We must have an understanding of the transition from meditation to contemplation in order to cooperate with God.
  • How can someone advance in the spiritual life if they have trouble meditating?
  • Meditating is both thinking about Scripture and entering into the readings through discursive and affective meditation.
  • Vocal prayer done well can lead us to deeper meditation.
  • from meditation to contemplationIs everyone called to the contemplative life?
  • Is it possible for God to withhold a soul from contemplation and keep them in the meditative stage of prayer?
  • You must become aware of the depths of your sin and become reliant on Jesus to purify you.
  • When you are unable to meditate on Scripture, do you keep reading or are there tricks to meditation?
  • What are some of the common experiences when someone is transitioning from meditation to contemplation?

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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those people seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Every week our co-hosts Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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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. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, 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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