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Why Study Spiritual Theology?

Why Study Spiritual Theology? 7 Reasons Avila Institute Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology   To learn from our top-notch faculty: The quality of our faculty is one of the greatest things about the Avila Institute. In the Graduate Program in Spiritual Theology, the majority of our professors have Doctorates in theology, and many have published books which are leading the faithful closer to... Read More

Is Curiosity Bad? I have an endless appetite for information


Dear Father John, Many spiritual writers and saints have cautioned against excessive curiosity. Why is this? Curiosity leads to knowledge and knowledge is a virtue. So how can curiosity be bad? I am very curious and love to learn about anything and everything. God's great universe is endlessly fascinating and the more I learn and experience, the more reverence I have for God the Creator. So…... Read More

Abandonment XVII – Especially for Us

August 13, 2009 by  
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How God is Especially for Us – Scripturally and Experientially: We can only be truly instructed by the words which God speaks to us personally. No one grows in knowledge of God either by reading books or by curious historical research. These means give us but a vain and empty knowledge, which serves only to confuse us and inflate us with pride. That which truly instructs us in what comes to us... Read More