Experiencing Joy in Suffering for Love of Christ

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Experiencing Joy in Suffering for Love of Christ


Description: This week Dan and Dr. Lilles delve into the mystery of experiencing joy in suffering for love of Christ, as seen through the eyes of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, also known as “The Little Flower”.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Was the oblation written at the pinnacle of her spiritual journey?
  • What does she mean by the “crucible of suffering”?
  • How do we experience joy in suffering for love of Christ?
  • Does God want us to suffer?
  • Is St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower, a mystic in the traditional sense of mysticism?


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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.

Every week, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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