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What to do When the Well Runs Dry? (Part I of II)

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Dear Father John, there was a time early in my prayer life that I experienced what I think is known as consolations. I have continued to grow in virtue and holiness (if I even know what that means) but my prayer life seems like it doesn’t match my life of virtue. I have listened to Dan Burke’s webinar on the three ways and I am grateful to say that I don’t struggle with habitual sin at all. But,... Read More

I struggle with the Rosary, can you help me?

January 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Difficulties, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Rosary, Videos

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Prayer:  Struggle with the Rosary — How to Overcome It? The Rosary:  Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about why some struggle with the rosary and how to overcome these struggles.   About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction... Read More

Video – I can’t find time to pray

November 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Difficulties, Fr. Bartunek, Videos

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Time to Pray:  I can’t find it! Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about how to find time to pray.   About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Catholic Spiritual Direction, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, and author of the award winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God. Beyond his “contagious” love for Jesus and His Church,... Read More

I am too tired to focus in prayer, what can I do?

May 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Difficulties, Prayer, Vocal

Dear Dan, I have a question regarding the rosary that I’m hoping you can help me with. I love to pray the rosary and typically I’m able to meditate on the mysteries. Sometimes, I find myself not being able to sleep, but tired enough that I’m not able to effectively focus on the mysteries. In that situation, like last night, I focused my mind on each word, it was almost like praying... Read More

How to give delight to the devil…

How to give delight to the devil…

How to Delight the Devil! “Let us remember that the devil labors hard to disturb us at the time of meditation, in order to make us abandon it. Let him, then, who omits mental prayer on account of distractions be persuaded that he gives delight to the devil… let us, then, never give up meditation however great our distractions may be. St. Francis de Sales says that if, in mental prayer,... Read More