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What is Christian Meditation? How to Pray – Part II

February 24, 2016 by  
Filed under Connie Rossini, Meditation, Prayer

What is Christian Meditation? How to Pray – Part II Before we dig into how to pray, we need to clarify what we mean by “meditate.” Many people are surprised to hear the saints and the Church talk about meditation. To them, the word “meditation” evokes images of Buddha or TM (Transcendental Meditation) practitioners. Ironically, most people in the West are now more familiar... Read More

My Director Hasn’t Seen Me – I Need His Counsel: What Now?

November 23, 2015 by  
Filed under Challenges, Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Directors

My Spiritual Director Hasn't Seen Me ~ I Need His Counsel: What Now?   Dear Father John, My spiritual director is also my parish priest. I have been seeing him for several years. I have been very displeased with how things have been going lately. In his defense he has made it clear that most parish priests don't take on spiritual directees because they don't have a lot of time to give spiritual... Read More

Challenges in Prayer: Day 20, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

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What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about challenges in prayer? Find out in today's excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. CXLIII Toledo, November 26, 1576* To Don Luis de Cepeda, At Torrijos Acknowledgment of money received. Sister Beatriz of Malagón. Spiritual advice. JESUS! May the grace of the Holy Ghost be ever with your Honor. I received your letters and the four... 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

Mortification & Spiritual Progress

Dan and Melissa explore mortification, its meaning, and purpose. Topics: What is mortification? Voluntary actions by which we gradually put to death all of our vices, sinful habits and self-centered tendencies that lurk beneath them.  The purpose of mortification and self-renunciation is about cleaning up “the garden of the soul” as many saints describe it. We must not only uproot sin but fill... Read More

Divine Intimacy Radio is Here – Spiritual Direction

Dear Friends, We are delighted to present the first episode of Divine Intimacy Radio! The show notes are below and you will find the link to listen at the bottom of this post. Here are the show notes: Introducing the show and the hosts Dan Burke and Melissa Elson. Most of you know me (my bio is below) so I thought you would like to know a bit more about Melissa: While attending Auburn University,... Read More

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

August 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Marta Goodwin, Spiritual Direction, Videos

The long awaited 5th part of “Women of Grace” series Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction and God in You with Dan Burke and Johnnette Benkovic is now available. In the final part of the series, Dan delves into how a person's spiritual progress relates to whether you run from your suffering or embrace it, what Spiritual Direction is and the relationship between a Spiritual Director and... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5 Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5 ~~ In the third episode of five of the show Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Dan Burke discusses his conversion from the Jewish faith to Catholicism through Protestantism and finally being received into the Church on the Feast of Our... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5 Spiritual Life talk with Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5 ~~ Dan Burke spent a week discussing his suffering, conversion and healing with EWTN's Johnnette Benkovic on her show, Women of Grace. Dan captures the stages of the spiritual life in his award-winning book, “Navigating the Interior Life“. In... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You – Part 1 of 5

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction, and God in You — Part 1 of 5 Spiritual Life talk with Dan Burke Dan Burke had the pleasure of talking with EWTN's Johnnette Benkovic on her show, Women of Grace.  During the show, they spoke about the spiritual life and his award winning book, “Navigating the Interior Life.” Dan is also the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction. In the first... Read More

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