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The Spirit of Faith

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The Spirit of Faith   Presence of God – Give me, O Lord, that spirit of faith which will keep me in contact with You in every occupation and circumstance of my day. MEDITATION There are two chief obstacles which hinder us from keeping in contact with God while we are at our daily tasks: First, there is the almost wholly worldly, material point of view with which... Read More

Prayer

From Meditation to Contemplation

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they reflect on the meditations of Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen on the transition from meditation to contemplation. Topics/Questions Covered in the Show: We must have an understanding of the transition... Read More

Energetic Resolve

Energetic Resolve   Presence of God – O Lord, make me persevere in seeking You and in serving You, in spite of all the difficulties which I may encounter. MEDITATION St. Teresa says that anyone who wishes to give himself to prayer with... Read More

The Annunciation: The Whole World Awaits Mary’s Reply

The Whole World Awaits Mary's Reply Solemnity of the Annunciation (Transferred) From a Homily in Praise of the Virgin Mother by Saint Bernard, abbot* You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

Contemplative Aridity

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Connie Rossini about contemplative prayer and aridity. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What is contemplative... Read More

Aridity, Prayer Methods, Examen Prayer

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they answer your questions about the best methods of prayer, about aridity, and the examen prayer. Topics/Questions... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

death

The Victory of Christ over Sin and Death

The Victory of Christ over Sin and Death The Incarnation and the Resurrection I wish to clarify some fundamental truths regarding our Faith and the complex theme... Read More

Prevent

How to Prevent a Temptation from Becoming a Sin

How to Prevent a Temptation from Becoming a Sin We have not much difficulty in seeing that temptation is no evil and that consent alone makes the sin. That which... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

Where in the World is Carmel?

Where in the World is Carmel?   An interesting question in more ways... Read More

Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy

Learning to Float in the Ocean of Mercy […Some time ago, a] young woman... Read More

The Resurrection of Our Bodies

The Resurrection of our Bodies   Last summer I had the privilege of... Read More

Whom Seek You?

Whom Seek You? Presence of God – O Lord, may I always seek You alone,... Read More

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Book Club

The End for Which We Are Here and a Book Club Announcement

The End for Which We Are Here The Lord (Week 23 of 23) A great white throne rises... Read More

Finding the Truth

Finding the Truth The Lord (Week 22 of 23) It is a great mistake to believe that... Read More

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