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Catholic Spiritual Direction

Are You Longing for a Deeper Prayer Life?

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The four waters of prayer as taught by St. Teresa of Avila is one of the most beautiful analogies of growth in prayer provided by the saints. In a state of grace, the soul is like a well of limpid water, from which flow only streams of clearest crystal. Its works are pleasing both to God and man, rising from the River of Life, beside which it is rooted like a tree. ~ St. Teresa of Avila On June... Read More

The Three Ways: Longing for the Face of God-Navigating the Interior Life (IV/IV)

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The Three Ways :  Longing for the Face of God ~ Navigating the Interior Life (Part IV of IV)   In our first post of this series, we covered an introduction to the concept of the three ways of the interior life. In part II and part III we covered the first and second of the three ways. In this post we will finalize our exploration of the ways. Before we jump into this final post and close out... Read More

Longing for the Face of God – Navigating the Interior Life (II/IV)

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The Three Ways:  Longing for the Face of God and “Navigating the Interior Life” (Part II of IV) In our last post we introduced the concept of the three ways. In this post and those following we will explore general descriptions of each phase with help from a classic in Catholic spiritual literature, The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Chautard. I have provided the illustration again here... Read More

Longing for the Face of God-Navigating the Interior Life-I of IV

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As the Leadership Conference of Women Religious continues to demonstrate that they are without mooring in the heart of Christ and the Church, it is important to continue to reorient ourselves to the timeless teachings of the one true faith. While they seek a cosmic evolutionary theology rooted in the incongruous musings of a questionable paleontologist (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin) and a New Age styled... Read More

Discernment of Spirits and Pope Francis

September 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Discernment, Ignatian Spirituality, Webinar

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In Pope Francis’ recent interview with America magazine he frequently references “discernment.” Though many are aware of what he means by this, those who have never been exposed to Ignatian spirituality might need a little more information. Here are a few of the ways he illustrated or used the idea of “discernment” in this interview: “He also speaks about the moment during the conclave... Read More

The Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation Webinar

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Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation If you were not able to join us for the webinar introducing the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, please watch the video below. About Marta GoodwinMail | More Posts (41)  Read More →

Navigating the Interior Life Webinar Announcement – Discernment of Spirits 101

August 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke, Webinar

Navigating the Interior Life Webinar Announcement – Discernment of Spirits 101

Dear Friends: I have good news. Dan Burke will offer a new webinar on Saturday September the 22nd. The interest in these webinars have been so strong that we have had twice as many folks seeking to register as we have available seats. Please be sure to register early. Topic: Navigating the Interior Life – Discernment of Spirits 101 How does God speak to us? How can we hear His voice? How can... Read More

Navigating the Interior Life Webinar Announcement – Understanding and Overcoming Our Greatest Obstacle to Deep Prayer and Conversion

August 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke, Marta Goodwin, Webinar

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Dear Friends: I have good news. Dan Burke will offer a new webinar on Saturday September the 22nd. The interest in these webinars have been so strong that we have had twice as many folks seeking to register as we have available seats. Please be sure to register early. Topic: Navigating the Interior Life – Understanding and Overcoming Our Greatest Obstacle to Deep Prayer and Conversion Often,... Read More

Meditation: Mastering the Fundamentals – A Webinar with Fr. John Bartunek

February 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Classes, Dan Burke, Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Webinar

Mastering the Fundamentals Webinar Dear Friends – I am pleased to announce that Fr. John Bartunek, author of The Better Part, will provide us with insights into the fundamentals of Christian meditation. In this webinar he will cover the basic concepts that keep us focused in mental prayer. This webinar is scheduled for Saturday March 10th from 10:30am Central Time to 11:30am Central Time. Some... Read More

Feeding the Spiritually Hungry Around the World – Webinar Update

February 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Webinar

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Dear Friends, For those who have been with us for a while, you know that we have readers from more than 190 countries around the world. Here’s a recent snapshot of our visitors – all the little red dots… It has been our great privilege and honor to serve all of you and in a special way through our recent webinars on the topic of Navigating the Interior Life. Today we had webinar attendees... Read More

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