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Discovery Prayer or Lectio Divina – Step 2: Reflection

Description: This week Dan and Melissa dissect Melissa's prayer experience with the Parable of the Prodigal Son and apply it to the steps of discovery prayer, focusing on step two of discovery prayer: reflection. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Saint Peter cast his net out into the deep when instructed by Jesus and was abundantly blessed. The same is true for our prayer lives. We must have the... Read More

St Teresa on Spiritual Warfare – Day 2, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about spiritual warfare? Find out in today's excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. XVII Valladolid, February 19, 1569* To Alonzo Ramirez Cause of the delay in the journey to Toledo. Encouragement in the difficulties likely to arise. JESUS! As regards the licenses, with the help of heaven I hope to get the king’s easily. There may... Read More

Blessings of Suffering: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 15

The Blessings of Suffering: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 15 Reflections   Can suffering be a blessing? How to understand God's role in our suffering. Dan and Melissa look at St. Teresa's attitude toward suffering as they reflect on her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can suffering be considered a blessing? Seeking positive diversions... Read More

Spiritual Reading, Better Prayer: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Days 13 & 14

Spiritual Reading, Better Prayer Life 30 Days w/Teresa of Avila Days 13 & 14   Follow the example of St. Teresa of Avila. Today's show focuses on overcoming faults with spiritual direction and improving prayer life with spiritual reading. Listen to a discussion of the letters of St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is “false... Read More

Spiritual Direction Help: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 12

Help with Spiritual Direction 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 12 Reflections Why does St. Teresa feel relief when all her faults are exposed? Dan and Melissa help us to get the most help with spiritual direction from the example of St. Teresa. Reflections on her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What are some signs of a healthy spiritual life? Are... Read More

Prayer Obstacles: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 11

Obstacles to Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Reflections on Day 11 Why are we tempted to stop praying, and what are the consequences of doing so? Dan and Melissa share some of St. Teresa of Avila's thoughts on these topics as documented in her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Where does the temptation to stop praying come from? What are... Read More

Spiritual Aridity: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Daya 9 & 10

Spiritual Aridity: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 9 & 10 Reflections Spiritual direction and spiritual aridity are the topics today as Dan and Melissa discuss letters written by St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Find your core spirituality with the help of a good spiritual director. How is the soul like the weather? How not to become... Read More

Wisdom on Mental Prayer: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 8

Wisdom on Mental Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 8 “Do not tire your brain by trying to work it during meditation.” – St. Teresa of Avila. Dan and Melissa look at progressive development in prayer and the spiritual life as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila and her wisdom on mental prayer. Topics/Questions... Read More

30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila: Days 5 & 6

30 Days with Teresa of Avila Reflections on Days 5 and 6 Does the Catholic Church suppress women? How should Christians intercede in political issues? Dan and Melissa address these questions and more as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Announcement: Help bring Avila to Aspen – A new project that includes... Read More

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? What are the steps to achieving detachment? How can we obtain freedom and peace through detachment? Dan... Read More