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The Development of Love

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The Development of Love   Presence of God – My God, from all eternity You have gone before me with Your infinite love; increase my love for You. MEDITATION “What shall prevent God from doing that which He will in the soul that is resigned, annihilated, and detached?” (John of the Cross Ascent of Mt. Carmel II, 4,2). This statement of St. John of the Cross makes... Read More

Prayer

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

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... Read More

Saints suffering scrupulosity, best Catholic resources, and Gods presence during frustration.

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the spiritual life. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: Is God there when we are frustrated with life? How do I find the best resources? Is it bad to feel nothing when I meditate? How... Read More

A Lesson From My Father: Part 19 Mini-Course on Prayer

MINI-COURSE ON PRAYER SECTION 2  CHRISTIAN MEDITATION Part 19 – A Lesson From My Father Editor's Note: in part 18, David Torkington discussed the need to carve out time and space to pray, and how we know God through love, not through knowledge... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

Prayer of St. Augustine in Aridity

“Lord, my God, You who are holy, look and see my affliction! Have pity on the child whom You have engendered in sorrow and do not consider my sins, lest you... Read More

Distractions, Aridity, and Self-Knowledge

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer questions from listeners about distractions in prayer, contemplative aridity, and the importance of self-knowledge... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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The Eucharistic Jesus: A Mighty Healing Force Against the Devil

The Eucharistic Jesus: A Mighty Healing Force Against the Devil An arrow that should be found in the quiver of an intercessor is the Eucharist. Jesus said, “Very... Read More

intercession

A Clarion Call to the Ministry of Intercession

A Clarion Call to the Ministry of Intercession  The Ministry of Intercession “Ministry” is the English translation of the Latin word ministerium, which means... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

Saints suffering scrupulosity, best Catholic resources, and Gods presence during frustration.

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the spiritual... Read More

Catholic Traditions and Treasures

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as interview Dr. Helen Hoffner, the author... Read More

Desolation, Suffering, Lectio Divina, and Apostoli Viae

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about spiritual... Read More

How to Think Like Aquinas

How does one of the Catholic Church's greatest philosophical thinkers optimize... Read More

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Book Club

Navigating the Interior Life: Dan Burke Video

Navigating the Interior Life Video (with Dan Burke Regarding his New Book) Navigating... Read More

Spiritual Direction Book Club – How to Join

Hundreds of you have read and responded with excitement about our new Spiritual... Read More

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