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Prayer, Theological Virtues, Spiritual Aridity – Part 1

Today, in part one of a special two-part interview, Dan speaks with Fr. Jacques Philippe about prayer, the theological virtues and spiritual aridity. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is the most powerful prayer? How should the virtues of faith, hope and love be incorporated into my prayer life? How does reading Scripture passages help us grow in faith? How can we build faith, hope... Read More

The Test of Hope

The Test of Hope Presence of God – Give me, O Lord, invincible hope; teach me to hope against all hope, teach me to hope with all my strength. MEDITATION We prove the firmness of our faith by persevering in it in spite of its obscurity; we prove that our hope is strong by continuing to hope in spite of adversity and even when God seems to have abandoned us. As an act of faith made in the midst of... Read More

Knowing Your Sins; Meditating More Effectively

Questions on Knowing Your Sins and How to Meditate More Effectively How can we become more aware of our sins? How does our disposition help us to meditate more effectively? Dan and Melissa answer these questions as they reflect on the book Finding God Through Meditation by St Peter of Alcántara.     Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why do I find myself unaware of how I've offended... Read More

What Exactly Are Virtues?

November 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Virtue

What Exactly Are Virtues? AS HUMAN BEINGS in the world of time and space, we have to interact constantly with three basic realities: 1) things that cause or promise to cause pleasure; 2) things that cause or threaten to cause pain or harm; and 3) other persons. Our passions tend to react automatically to pleasures and pains…If we form the habit of making our decisions and taking action based... Read More