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From Meditation to Contemplation

April 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Contemplation, Dan Burke, DI Radio, FEATURED, Prayer, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they reflect on the meditations of Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen on the transition from meditation to contemplation. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: We must have an understanding of the transition from meditation to contemplation in order to cooperate with God. How can someone advance in the spiritual life if they have trouble meditating? Meditating is both thinking about Scripture... Read More

The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity

April 17, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

How can executives in our profit-obsessed corporations maintain a sense of integrity in their leadership roles? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Brian Engelland about his book Force for Good: The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity to better understand why honesty and trust produce a more successful business. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Do many executives express interest in looking for ways... Read More

Worship Animating Culture

April 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Avila Summit, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with John Johnson, Associate Director of the Avila Institute, about The Avila Summit Event coming up this summer and why the theme “Worship Animating Culture” was chosen. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is The Avila Summit? When and where will it take place? Why is there a need for this event? Who will be speaking at the event? Why was the theme “Worship... Read More

A Life of Praise to God

What does it mean to be called to a contemplative prayer life? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about the book Elizabeth of the Trinity: A Life of Praise to God to discover the riches hidden in the wisdom of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Why did Dr. Lilles choose to focus his doctoral work on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity? Who is Sister Giovanna Della... Read More

Spiritual Experiences and Prayer

April 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Prayer, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson today as they answer your questions about sharing spiritual experiences and focusing the mind in prayer. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Why do we share our spiritual experiences on the air? Why did St. Teresa of Avila mask her personal experiences and make it seem as though they were happening to someone else? Why do some well-meaning Christians imply that we think too much during prayer? Should... Read More

How Does Your Temperament Affect Your Marriage?

How does your temperament affect your marriage? Join Melissa Elson as she speaks with Laraine Bennett about her book The Temperament God Gave Your Spouse to find the key to a peaceful and communicative marriage. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What are the four temperaments? How is it helpful to know your temperament and the temperament of your spouse? How do opposite temperaments get along in a marriage setting? What are... Read More

The Mystery of the Cross

March 30, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Prayer, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they reflect on the meditations of Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen on Good Friday and the Passion and death of our Lord. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Dan's advices everyone to watch the movie The Passion of the Christ today to better reflect on the reality of the suffering and agony of Jesus in his last hours on earth. Fr. Gabriel suggests that we voluntarily accept suffering and... Read More

Hints of Heaven in the Parables of Jesus

March 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, Resources Edition, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they unpack the messages behind the parables of Jesus by speaking with Father George Rutler about his book Hints of Heaven. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is a parable and why did Jesus choose to speak through parables? How many parables are there? Why is the book divided into short reflections on each parable? Fr. Rutler tells of his favorite parables and why they have come to be... Read More

The Seven Sorrows of Mary

March 23, 2018 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Mary, Prayer, Show Notes

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they reflect on the meditations of Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen on the seven sorrows of Mary. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: How can the Blessed Mother bring us closer to Jesus? What are the seven sorrows of Mary? Why should we meditate on these sorrows? What are the seven promises or graces given to those who meditate on these sorrows? Resources: Spiritualdirection.com –... Read More

Does Your Temperament Affect Your Spiritual Life?

March 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, DI Radio, FEATURED, Resources Edition, Show Notes

What is your temperament and how does it affect your spiritual life? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Laraine Bennett about her book The Temperament God Gave You to decode the strengths and weaknesses of the four temperaments. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What is a temperament? Is temperament the same as personality? Are we slaves to our temperaments? What are the four temperaments? What are some examples... Read More

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