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Giving Thanks to God, Recognizing Spiritual Haze

Giving Thanks to God and Recognizing the Spiritual Haze   How should we respond to experiencing God in prayer? What is “spiritual haze”, where does it come from, and how should we properly deal with it? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of St Peter of Alcántara in the book Finding God Through Meditation as they discuss answers to these questions in today's show.   Topics/Questions... Read More

What Do Books Have to Do With Faith? (Part I of II)

What do books have to do with faith? (Part I of II) Dear Father John, I notice there is a book club on this site. We don't need stuff like that to have a relationship with God. What do books, or literature–other than the Bible, the Good Book–have to do with faith anyway? Please help. I am trying to understand. INFORMING AND FORMING our intellectual power is essential for learning to love... Read More

How can I increase strength of my will to resist temptation? I of II

Dear Father John, I would like to ask you for a piece of advice. Since my will is not so strong as it should be; what are the exercises to practice that important element of spiritual formation? I am so encouraged to see that you recognize a need to develop your willpower! The first job the Holy Spirit has is to show us our need for God’s grace, so you are obviously in tune with the Holy Spirit! And... Read More

No spiritual director yet: How do I keep growing spiritually?

December 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Directors

Dear Father John, I cannot find a spiritual director in my area. I will keep looking and praying, but until I find someone, what do I need to do to ensure that I continue to grow spiritually? As you patiently continue looking and praying for a good spiritual director, God will continue to guide you through the other means for spiritual growth that the Church recommends. These are the some of the same... Read More