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111. A Mission from God (Mark 6:7-13)

July 11, 2018 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

“Bury yourselves therefore in the heart of Jesus crucified, desiring nothing else but to lead all men to follow his will in all things.” – St. Paul of the Cross Mark 6:7-13: Then he summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs giving them authority over the unclean spirits. And he instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They... Read More

110. Family Troubles (Mark 6:1-6)

July 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

“Christ humbled himself; the Christian has his example to imitate.” – St. Augustine Mark 6:1-6: Going from that district, he went to his home town and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are... Read More

109. Fear or Faith? (Mark 5:21-43)

June 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, The Better Part

“When the woman suffering from a flow of blood believed and touched the hem of the Lord’s clothing, her flow of blood dried up. In the same way, every soul wounded by sin and punished by a flood of evil thoughts will be saved it if draws near to the Lord in faith.” – St. Ammon Mark 5:21-43: When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered round him and he stayed by the lakeside. Then... Read More

Dryness in Prayer – Our Part in the Struggle (Part II of III)

Editor's Note: In Part I, we talked about what is going on with dryness or aridity in prayer. Today, we will look at our part in the struggle. A reader asks: Dear Father John, I have been praying (mental prayer) for a long time. But lately I seem to be experiencing dryness in my prayer – I just don't seem to get as much out of it as I used to. Is this the “dark night of the soul”? If not, what's going on, and... Read More

“The Better Part” Now in Spanish!

September 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, La Mejor Parte, Liz Estler, The Better Part

 “The Better Part” now in Spanish! “La Mejor Parte” libro del Padre Bartunek, se puede conseguir ahora ¡en español! Ud. puede leer la descripción como se detalla a continuación. Father Bartunek’s book is a Christ-centered resource for daily meditation. Contained therein is a Bible study on the Gospel of St. John, a survey of saints’ writings, a prayer guide and a fresh introduction to Jesus all in one book.... Read More

Video – The Better Part and the “Four Cs” of Christian Meditation

September 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Meditation, Prayer, The Better Part, Videos

The Better Part and the Four “Cs” of Christian Meditation (Concentrate, Consider, Converse and Commit) A Video Resource How to Meditate Meditation is rooted in the tradition of the Catholic Church. It is a personal and intimate conversation with God. But, some people do not know how to get started. In this video, Fr. John Bartunek helps us understand how to approach God through faith, how to use the “Four Cs”... Read More

The Better Part in its 4th Printing and iPhone App!

August 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Meditations, Resources, The Better Part

The Better Part Dear Friends – Just in case you were out on vacation and missed it – here it is again with a significant correction (sorry for those who have already seen this) – please help us spread the word! I am very excited to provide you with an update on one of the best prayer resources available today, and published by Catholic Spiritual Direction in several new formats including a new iPhone App pictured... Read More

The Better Part – A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer

January 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, The Better Part

The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer by Father John Bartunek, LC, ThD No one who is learning or desires to learn to pray more deeply and meditate more effectively on the person and work of Christ should go without this book. It offers a basic but at the same time sufficiently comprehensive overview of how to meditate in the Christian tradition (no New Age or Hindu/Buddhist influences here.) Beyond the... Read More

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