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The Meaning of Memorial Day

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The Meaning of Memorial Day Many people are very free with their opinions about war, about whether or not we should fight this war or that, about where and how the military should be deployed or brought home.  In some countries, freely expressing these opinions could land you in jail or worse.  In America, our right to express them is protected by the highest law in... Read More

Prayer

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Wisdom on Mental Prayer – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Day 8

“Do not tire your brain by trying to work it during meditation.” – St. Teresa of Avila. Dan and Melissa look at progressive development in prayer and the spiritual life as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30... Read More

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The Life of Prayer: The Sure Path to Freedom

The Life of Prayer: the sure path to freedom Christian prayer is a simple movement of the soul towards God. It is a movement of love, by which we cling to Him with the boldness of faith, trusting in his loving kindness. This movement of... Read More

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Learning to Let Go

I am a list-maker, an excessive post-it user, an organizational app connoisseur. I love the stability that organization provides. It’s really the only way I can keep track of all of my commitments. This aspect of my personality, although... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

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Aridity and Contemplation

Aridity and Contemplation Presence of God – Draw me to You, O Lord, by the road You choose and in any way You will; I ask only for grace to know how to follow... Read More

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Aridity and Dryness in Prayer Series

A comprehensive listing of spiritual direction posts on this site regarding dryness, or aridity, and the difficulties this can cause with prayer. Some posts on... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 5

This week Dan and Melissa discuss Saint Ignatius’ Discernment of Spirits: Rule 5 – never change spiritual commitments while experiencing spiritual... Read More

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 4 “Spiritual Desolation”

On this week’s episode, Dan and Melissa explore the meaning of spiritual desolation and how to recognize it through the examen prayer. Topics/Questions covered... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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Rejoice in the Lord Always – An Exhortation by St Augustine

Rejoice in the Lord Always! *   The Apostle tells us to rejoice,... Read More

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Despising all Vanities

Despising all Vanities *   1. He that followeth Me, walketh not in... Read More

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Enhance Your Spiritual Direction with the Saints

Enhance Your Spiritual Direction with the Saints   Spiritual direction... Read More

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The Reciprocal Gift – Divine Intimacy Meditation

The Reciprocal Gift   Presence of God – May I be all Yours, Lord,... Read More

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Book Club

The Beatitudes Explained and More

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Life of Christ (Week 7 of 27) Though I’m enjoying this book immensely, I... Read More

What a Public School Board Meeting on Sex Education Taught Me About Happiness

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Life of Christ (Week 6 of 27) All the human satisfactions of the cravings of the... Read More

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