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Genuine Christian Meditation and Its Counterfeit – Part 13 Mini-Course on Prayer

September 20, 2018 by  
Filed under David Torkington, FEATURED, Prayer

Mini-Course on Prayer Section 2  Christian Meditation Part 13 – Genuine Christian Meditation and its Counterfeit   Editor's Note: In part 12, David Torkington wrote of Lectio Divina, love as the ground of our being, and discuss some aspects of meditation. Today, he will focus on what is and what is not true Christian meditation.   Before God's love was made flesh and blood in Jesus,... Read More

Practicing Mindfulness?

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they address the problem with the current trend of practicing mindfulness, from both a spiritual and scientific perspective. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Is there a Catholic version of mindfulness? Can you find true peace through mindfulness? How can there be false peace? Who is Jon Kabat-Zinn? How is the modern understanding of mindfulness... Read More

Knowing Your Sins; Meditating More Effectively

Questions on Knowing Your Sins and How to Meditate More Effectively How can we become more aware of our sins? How does our disposition help us to meditate more effectively? Dan and Melissa answer these questions as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do I find myself unaware of how I've offended... Read More

Finding God through Meditation: Starting Prayer Routine

Starting a Prayer Routine Want to start a new prayer routine? Dan and Melissa answer a listener's question on starting a prayer routine. Join them as they offer suggestions on developing a prayer habit and reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can I begin a new prayer life if I’ve never successfully established... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 4 of 5

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 4 of 5 Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 4 of 5 ~~ Dan Burke, President and Founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction and the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and author of Navigating the Interior Life, recently joined Johnnette Benkovic on Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in... Read More

Video – What is Christian Meditation?

October 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Meditation, Videos

Christian Meditation: What is it? A Video Resource! Dan Burke Fr John Bartunek Christian Meditation: Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke discuss meditation, which has a long history in the very rich tradition of the Catholic Church.  As well, it is a central spiritual discipline in our spiritual lives.  Many topics and questions are covered in this video. Among these are: What is Christian meditation?... Read More

Video – The Better Part and the “Four Cs” of Christian Meditation

The Better Part and the Four “Cs” of Christian Meditation (Concentrate, Consider, Converse and Commit) A Video Resource How to Meditate Meditation is rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church. It is a personal and intimate conversation with God. But, some people do not know how to get started. In this video, Fr. John Bartunek helps us understand how to approach God through faith, how... Read More

Mary vs Martha – Part II of II

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

Dear Father John, It has always been my nature to do, do do. I volunteer and serve whenever, wherever I can and have always found I felt closer to the Lord when doing this. As I grow older, there is a lack of connection in my spiritual life and simply serving. While I do not want to give up all the volunteer time, I do want to try and slow down in order to find that spiritual connection again. Where... Read More

Mary vs Martha – Part I of II

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

Dear Father John, it has always been my nature to do, do do. I volunteer and serve whenever, wherever I can and have always found I felt closer to the Lord when doing this. As I grow older, there is a lack of connection in my spiritual life and simply serving. While I do not want to give up all the volunteer time, I do want to try and slow down in order to find that spiritual connection again. Where... Read More

A Guide to Christian Meditation

April 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Resources

A Guide to Christian Meditation   Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Friends, Many of you know that Father John's book, The Better Part is in its third printing. In the beginning of The Better Part Father John provided us with a brief but profound guide to Christian meditation. The good news is that now you can have that guide in a new book called A Guide to Christian Meditation. In this book,... Read More

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