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A Lesson From My Father: Part 19 Mini-Course on Prayer

MINI-COURSE ON PRAYER SECTION 2  CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Part 19 – A Lesson From My Father Editor's Note: in part 18, David Torkington discussed the need to carve out time and space to pray, and how we know God through love, not through knowledge alone.  This week he reminds us that those short, fervent prayers said throughout the day saturate our lives with love.   I never spoke to my father... Read More

On Prayer

ON PRAYER “Ask, and it shall be given you; for every one that asketh receiveth.” Luke 11:9,10 Not only in this, but in a thousand places in the Old and New Testaments, God promises to hear all who pray to him. “Cry to me, and I will hear thee” (Jeremiah 33:3). Turn to me, and I will hear you. “Call upon me, and I will deliver you from all dangers” (Psalm 50:15).... Read More

The Two Trajectories of the Soul

February 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Challenges, Dan Burke, Spiritual Direction

The Two Trajectories of the Soul There is a troubling phenomenon noted by several Doctors of the Church regarding the common waning of spiritual development after a period of progress. It often happens after a fervent soul makes notable gains against habitual mortal and then venial sin. It can also happen on the back side of any virtue based victory. The soul becomes satisfied with itself and then... Read More