Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they reflect on the meditations of Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen on the transition from meditation to contemplation.
Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:
- We must have an understanding of the transition from meditation to contemplation in order to cooperate with God.
- How can someone advance in the spiritual life if they have trouble meditating?
- Meditating is both thinking about Scripture and entering into the readings through discursive and affective meditation.
- Vocal prayer done well can lead us to deeper meditation.
- Is everyone called to the contemplative life?
- Is it possible for God to withhold a soul from contemplation and keep them in the meditative stage of prayer?
- You must become aware of the depths of your sin and become reliant on Jesus to purify you.
- When you are unable to meditate on Scripture, do you keep reading or are there tricks to meditation?
- What are some of the common experiences when someone is transitioning from meditation to contemplation?
- Spiritualdirection.com – website
- EWTN Global Catholic Radio
- Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
- EWTN Religious Catalogue – online
- Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen
- The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross
- The Contemplative Rosary by Dan Burke and Connie Rossini
- Into the Deep: Finding Peace Through Prayer by Dan Burke
- 1 Thessalonians 5:23 – USCCB Bible link
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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those people seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Every week our co-hosts 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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