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When it Comes to Prayer, Perseverance is the Key to Success

May 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Book Club, Dan Burke, Vicki Burbach

Perseverance in Prayer Into the Deep (Week 2 of 4) Without prayer we will inevitably drift from the sacraments and become mired in sin and narcissism; we will be distracted from the most important things in life and our ability to hear and respond to God will become dulled. – Into the Deep (Introduction, Paragraph 12) Over the years I've read dozens of book on Catholic spirituality. Maybe... Read More

Vicki Burbach on EWTN Live with Father Mitch Pacwa

Vicki Burbach on “EWTN Live” with Fr Mitch Pacwa The Full Interview On the “EWTN Live” show, Fr. Mitch Pacwa interviews SpiritualDirection.com Book Club's own Vicki Burbach about her life, her conversion to Catholicism, raising and homeschooling her six children, and her book How to Read Your Way to Heaven. Vicki talks about how Christian classmates impacted her when they stood... Read More

A Constellation of Saints

There are as many saints as there are stars in the sky… The night sky in its magnificent beauty has beckoned to me ever since I was a small child. At night, especially on a summer’s night, I would slip away and sit on our front porch, or better still, I would lie on the grass and just look up at the stars. I learned to recognize one constellation from another and once in a while view an eclipse... Read More

Heaven is for Real – Witness of Sts John XXIII & John Paul II

April 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

The Sinner's Guide (Week 4 of 16) If your heart craves joy, raise it to the contemplation of that Good which contains in Itself all joys. If you are in love with this created life, consider the eternal life which awaits you above. If the beauty of creatures attracts you, live that you may one day possess the Source of all beauty, in whom are life, and strength, and glory, and immortality, and the... Read More

Climbing the Mountain of Christian Perfection

February 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

An Introduction to the Devout Life (Week 12 of 14) But as you gaze upon the steep mountain of Christian perfection: “Alas!” you exclaim, “how shall I ever ascend it?” Be of good cheer; when the young bees begin to take their form they are called nymphs, and are unable to fly to the neighboring flowers or hills and valleys in search of honey, but by degrees, being fed with the honey provided... Read More

Holiness – Do You Will It?

October 8, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Holiness – Do You Will It? The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur (Week 11 of 12)   In the Morning: Whenever I can, I will go to Mass and Holy Communion. I will communicate at least spiritually when, owing to illness or circumstances beyond my control, I am unable to go out. Meditation on my new resolution. Preparation for death. Read a chapter of the Imitation. In the Afternoon: Examination... Read More

Journal of a Soul Wk 12 of 12 Pt 2 of 2

November 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Journal of a Soul Editor's Note: Part One of Week 12 of 12 can be found HERE. Final Words… We have reached the end of the Journey. And what an amazing journey it’s been! To have insight into the soul of such a beautiful human being is a gift like no other. For once, the question, without being asked, was actually answered. How can I become a saint? Step by step, day by day, we saw an incredible... Read More

Journal of a Soul Wk 12 of 12 Pt 1 of 2

November 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Journal of a Soul Week 12 of 12 – Part 1 of 2 A Proper Catholic Education The superiors of the seminary were very strict with us, and at times did not hesitate to impose stern restrictions which made us believe and say that they were too much opposed to anything modern in study or ways of thinking, and over-confident that the future would justify deeds.  In fact, after a short time the turn... Read More

Journal of a Soul Wk 11 of 12

November 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Purity in Deed Journal of a Soul Week 11 First of all we pray for purity of mind, a clear understanding of doctrine which is a gift of the intellect; then modesty of body. O Mary, you see what a scandal of shameless nakedness of men and women we have around us, profaning the churches, the squares and the ways of the city, for the corruption of innocent youth and the perversion of our people, with... Read More

Journal of a Soul Wk 10 of 12

November 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

Never, Never, Never Give Up! Journal of a Soul Week 10 Beloved brothers and children, concerning this subject of the rosary of Mary, we could find in our heart other devout considerations of moving and persuasive power, presenting it as a world-wide supplication for the peace of the Lord and for the happiness of men and peoples even in this world. But we choose to offer for your attention, as the... Read More

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