Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about the dark night of the soul, lectio divina, concentration during prayer and the differences between the purgative and illuminative stages of prayer.
Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:
- Must we all experience the dark night of the soul at some point in our interior lives?
- What should we do during the “contemplatio” step of lectio divina?
- What should we do if we cannot seem to focus on the mysteries of the rosary while praying the rosary?
- How do we know when we are moving from the purgative stage of prayer to the illuminative stage?
- Can one who has reached the illuminative stage of prayer fall back to the purgative stage?
- Spiritualdirection.com – website
- EWTN Global Catholic Radio
- Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation
- EWTN Religious Catalogue – online
- The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross
- Into the Deep by Dan Burke
- The Contemplative Rosary by Dan Burke and Connie Rossini
- Navigating the Interior Life by Dan Burke
- 1 Thessalonians 5:23 – USCCB Bible link
- Questions? Send an e-mail to Questions@myavila.com or call 818-646-7729. Please leave your name, location, and question(s).
What is the Divine Intimacy Radio Show?
The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those people seeking an increased intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom.
Twice a week, host Dan Burke and his co-host, Melissa Elson, explore topics related to the interior life and to authentic Catholic teaching. And, it’s amazing what they do! On Tuesdays, they interview various authors about their spiritual books and about the authors’ own insights on those books. On Fridays, they get specific on subjects which primarily include prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.
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