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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: “Not to the East, but to the West”

November 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Claire Dwyer, God's Will, Obedience, Saints

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini must have been a flexible soul.  Several times in her life, God asked her to pivot in her plans and follow him in directions she had not thought to discern.  But through her obedience, the Lord did amazing things – and now she is honored as the first American citizen to be canonized, and the patron saint of immigrants.  In the United States, we celebrate her feast day on November 13. She was... Read More

Reflecting on Blind Obedience

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they reflect on the meditations of Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen on blind obedience. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: What does Fr. Gabriel mean by obedience and why should we be obedient to our superiors? How is obedience the free sacrifice of liberty? Do we have to be obedient in the case of a sinful act? How should someone in religious life handle situations of obedience when the... Read More

Obedience, Prayer Methods, Spiritual Consolations

October 20, 2017 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, DI Radio, Melissa Elson, Obedience, Prayer, Show Notes

Obedience, Prayer Methods, and Spiritual Consolations   Description: Today, Dan and Melissa answer your questions about prayer methods, obedience to Church teaching, and spiritual consolations. Topics/Questions covered in the show: When time is limited, what is the best way to pray when we are given so many options in the Church such as the Liturgy of the Hours, the rosary, Lectio Divina, mental prayer and the Jesus prayer... Read More

Temptation to Power and the Prayer of Humble Obedience

January 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Obedience, Prayer, Temptation

Temptation to Power and the Prayer of Humble Obedience The merely material, psychological and political make lifeless absolutes when it comes to the history of prayer. The ancient prophets of Israel were subversive when they spoke against the worship of bread, sex, and kings. Against these ever present religious propensities, the Church proposes joining the living prayer of the Risen Lord at work in the world. This denotes a real... Read More