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Catholic Spiritual Direction

A Time for Good News

December 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Announcement, Dan Burke, Resources

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The news of our time can be so sad, so dark. And yet we know that living the life of Christ overcomes the darkness of this world. Moreover, there are sources to get your news that can enlighten and enliven your life.  As Executive Director of the National Catholic Register, I’d like to bless you with a special opportunity to receive the news through the lens of the Faith, with 6 free issues of the Register - no strings... Read More

The Art of Waiting: A Retreat Guide for Advent

November 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Advent, Featured, Fr. Bartunek, Retreat Guides

The Art of Waiting - Available Now

The Art of Waiting: A Retreat Guide for Advent The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, “The Art of Waiting: A Retreat Guide for Advent” is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. Advent is a liturgical season meant to be lived with deep spiritual anticipation. It is a time of year in which the Church invites us to look forward to spiritual gifts with the same kind of eagerness and delight that children feel towards... Read More

Preparing Our Hearts for the Coming King – Advent Preparation

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I don’t know about you, but I have allowed far too many an Advent season to pass me by with far too little devotion. For decades St. Joseph knocked at my door, offering the opportunity to allow the Messiah to be born anew in my heart. I am sad to say that prior to this past decade of my life as a Catholic, there was far too little room at the Inn of my heart. I am also grateful to say that since becoming Catholic, the room for... Read More

A Mystical Encounter with God

November 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Featured, Mysticism, Private Revelation, Resources

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Mystical encounters abound, but they are not always from God. The Church takes these experiences seriously and thus provides guidelines for our discernment. Sometimes the Church rules in a definitive way regarding their validity, but often there is no ruling or no need for one. In my own life, I have encountered a number of mystics, some of whom I perceived to be authentic and others of whom I perceived to be false mystics. False... Read More

Spiritual Warfare – Book Picks

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Because we are quickly rolling up on Halloween and the time of year when our culture is focused on the world of the spirits, I thought it would be fitting to turn our hearts to something holy and good – spiritual warfare. Before I reveal the book recommendations I wanted to also let you know that the Avila Institute School of Spiritual Formation will offer an upcoming course on this topic called “Angels and Demons.”... Read More

Revolutionize your Prayer Life

October 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Featured, Resources

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Dear Friends,  Our founder, Dan Burke, has developed a course on prayer and authentic mystical tradition that continues to change lives and draw the hearts of his students more deeply into union with God. Students regularly report that this course has dramatically elevated their understanding and practice of prayer. The Course is called Foundations of Prayer and Union with God. Here is a brief video testimonial from one of his... Read More

When I am Weak, Then I am Strong: ‘Anointing of the Sick’ Retreat Guide

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WHEN I AM WEAK, THEN I AM STRONG–A RETREAT GUIDE ON THE SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, “When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick” is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. Sickness and death were not part of God’s original plan for the human family; they were consequences of original sin. And when the moment... Read More

God Loves You!

September 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Prayer, Videos

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God loves you! With our thanks to Father Michael Najim for allowing us to post this video originally found on his blog Live Holiness About Fr. Michael NajimFr. Michael Najim is a priest of the Diocese of Providence. He is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and serves as chaplain of LaSalle Academy, a coed Catholic high school in Providence, RI. He is the author of Radical Surrender: Letters... Read More

A Mother’s Tears: A Retreat Guide on Our Lady of Sorrows

September 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Retreat Guides

A Mother's Tears (Retreat Guide) - Available Now

A Mother’s Tears — New Retreat Guide on Our Lady of Sorrows The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, A Mother’s Tears: A Retreat Guide on Our Lady of Sorrows is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. If you could protect your mother from terrible suffering, would you? I think I would; I think most of us would. Mothers suffer enough in this fallen world. If we could bring them some relief, we would do so... Read More

Affection for Jesus — Video

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Affection for Jesus We thank Father Michael Najim, once again, for sharing this video originally posted last fall on his blog Live Holiness About Fr. Michael NajimFr. Michael Najim is a priest of the Diocese of Providence. He is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and serves as chaplain of LaSalle Academy, a coed Catholic high school in Providence, RI. He is the author of Radical Surrender:... Read More

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