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Dan Burke Talks “The Contemplative Rosary” – EWTN Bookmark Show

November 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Connie Rossini, Dan Burke, Liz Estler, Prayer, Rosary, Videos

Dan Burke Talks “The Contemplative Rosary” EWTN Bookmark Show Dan Burke Hello faithful readers! Today, we are pleased to present a terrific treat. We're going to eavesdrop on Doug Keck's EWTN Bookmark show interview of the prolific and peripatetic Dan Burke. This delightful episode is all about Dan's latest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila, which... Read More

Prayer of Quiet: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila Day 27 Pt 1

The Prayer of Quiet 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 27, Part 1 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio St. Teresa continues her discussion with her brother, Lorenzo, on physical mortification and addresses his questions about transitioning into contemplative prayer. Dan and Melissa discuss “the prayer of quiet” and confronting temptations as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days... Read More

Fortitude and Patience

Fortitude and Patience Presence of God – Teach me, O Lord, to bear my sufferings with fortitude and patience. MEDITATION Although courage is needed to face or to undertake hard tasks, it is even more necessary in order to persevere in them, above all when they are unpleasant or of long duration, and it is impossible to avoid or change them. In this sense, St. Thomas teaches that the principal... Read More

Your Prayer Life: Inspiration from Venerable Mother Luisita

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Carmelite Sisters, Prayer

Your Prayer Life My beloved child, Between Jesus and the soul there flows a current no one can see and a dialogue that no one hears. Form a rich and beautiful tabernacle for Our Lord within your heart and then do not let Him go. In that way, you will always have Him within you. Enter within yourself and, meeting Him, tell Him all your experiences. Adore Him within yourself, as if everything were in... Read More

Meditation, a matter of life and death …

November 7, 2010 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Meditation, Mental Prayer, Prayer

A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila

Meditation, A Matter of Life and Death… Life and Death A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila “Meditation is the basis for acquiring all the virtues, and to undertake it is a matter of life and death for all Christians.” from St. Teresa of Avila (St. Teresa of Jesus) Mystic, Carmelite Reformer, and Doctor of the Church: Doctor of Prayer. Her thought,... Read More