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How Sanctifying Grace Makes us Like God

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How Sanctifying Grace Makes us like God

How Sanctifying Grace Makes us Like God With the Gift of the Holy Spirit, the gift of supernatural grace makes one’s whole existence holy. This doctrine of deification, or divinization, involves a true sharing in God’s life that does not diminish our created dignity but raises our freedom above its natural capacities. To be assimilated into the life of God in a way... Read More

Prayer

Vocal Prayer

Vocal Prayer   Presence of God – Lord, teach me to pray! MEDITATION When one of His disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1), He taught them a very simple vocal prayer: the Our Father. It is certainly the most... Read More

Transitioning to a Deeper Union with God – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: What happens to a holy soul during the “dark night”? Today, Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles explore the meaning of the “dark night of the soul” and St. Thérèse’s experience transitioning to... Read More

Contemplating the Triumph of Mercy — Easter Week

Contemplating the Triumph of Mercy   The Resurrection is a mystery of the triumph of divine mercy over human misery. When the Father raised Christ Jesus from the dead, humble humanity was not overcome, surmounted or diminished. Instead,... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

Transitioning to a Deeper Union with God – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: What happens to a holy soul during the “dark night”? Today, Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles explore the meaning of the “dark... Read More

St. Therese’s Journey Through the Dark Night of the Soul

Description: This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles discuss St. Thérèse’s journey through the dark night of the soul and the intense suffering that... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

Spiritual Reading Arms Us for Battle

Spiritual Reading Arms Us for Battle

Spiritual Reading Arms Us for Battle   For the past twenty years, I’ve been doing my best to commit to daily spiritual reading. Some days have gone better... Read More

Raise the Crucifix to Strike Holy Terror in the Antagonist

Raise the Crucifix to Strike Holy Terror in the Antagonist But…Jesus isn’t on the cross anymore! “Jesus isn’t on the cross anymore! The cross is empty!” So... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

Divine and Human Mercy (Sunday of Divine Mercy)

Divine and Human Mercy From a Sermon by Saint Caesarius of Arles, bishop (Sermo... Read More

Spiritual Reading Arms Us for Battle

Spiritual Reading Arms Us for Battle

Spiritual Reading Arms Us for Battle   For the past twenty years,... Read More

Awareness of Misery Key to Mercy of God

Awareness of Misery Key to Mercy of God

Awareness of Misery Key to Mercy of God   You ask me if a soul sensible... Read More

Live Today Well: St. Francis de Sales’s Simple Approach to Holiness – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Description: Dan and Melissa speak with Fr. Thomas Dailey about his book... Read More

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Book Club

Inspired by the Children of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima (Week 5 of 8) What a range of chapters this week! How can you not... Read More

Suffering with a Smile – God Loves a Cheerful Giver

Suffering with a Smile – God Loves a Cheerful Giver Our Lady of Fatima (Week... Read More

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