Month: February 2017

Corporal Mortification

Here’s an important question for Lent which starts on Wednesday: What is the purpose of corporal mortification? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in an excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Elizabeth of the Trinity’s Lived Spirituality

What was St. Elizabeth of the Trinity’s lived spirituality actually like? Learn something about this from a post containing excerpts from Julie Enzler’s translation of Giovanna della Croce’s book on Elizabeth of the Trinity.

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Evangelical Poverty

Can someone who hangs on to attachments be poor, or even poor in spirit? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from “Divine Intimacy”, his Carmelite meditation classic.

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The Deep Waters of God’s Love

This week Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles immerse themselves in the deep waters of God’s love seen through the eyes of St. Therese of Lisieux in her oblation to merciful love.

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The Necessity for Interior Purification

Why is interior purification necessary for union with God? What does it entail? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in an excerpt from his “Divine Intimacy” Carmelite spirituality classic meditation book.

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Instantaneous Purification

Dan, Melissa and Dr. Anthony Lilles examine the ray of hope St. Therese sends to us through her oblation to merciful love in speaking of instantaneous purification; the Lord’s mercy when preparing a soul to meet Him.

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Baptism

What does baptism do for us? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on this sacrament of initiation in an excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video)

Is mindfulness a helpful practice and should a Catholic participate in in it? In this video Dan Burke compares mindfulness to Catholic mystical tradition and reveals the best way for Catholics to understand this practice and the path they should take as they seek to deepen their faith and be more present to God and those whom He has placed in their care.

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