“My eyes were opened to how precise and beautiful God’s plan is—that the living out of our vocation purposefully, intentionally, of giving in and giving way and saying yes to every cry and every sticky summons and sleepless night—and saying no to what my wounded nature wanted so badly—was a radical kind of inner house cleaning.” – Claire Dwyer
Leila Miller examines how our level of holiness shapes our experience of suffering and our view of the crosses of life.
Dan Burke and Melissa Elson discuss listener questions on transitioning from the purgative way to the illuminative way, recognizing sin, and the importance of mental prayer.
What is the difference between meditation and contemplation? What does the transition between them look like? Dan and Melissa discuss when and how this transition takes place as they reflect on the book “Finding God Through Meditation” by St Peter of Alcantara.
Are we required to kneel during Mass? Why is our posture in prayer important? Answers to these questions and tips for overcoming difficulties in prayer. Dan and Melissa answer questions from listeners.
How do saints deal with persecution? Can Scripture help? Find out when Dan Burke and Melissa Elson reflect on Day 29 of Dan’s book “30 Days with Teresa of Avila” in this episode of Divine Intimacy Radio.
Can there really be joy in suffering? Under what circumstances? And, who is the saint that can most help you in the spiritual life? Find out more on Divine Intimacy Radio when Dan Burke and Melissa Elson reflect on letter number 28, part one.
What did advice did St. Teresa of Avila give her brother on “the discipline” and moving into the prayer of quiet? How do acquired and infused contemplation differ? Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explain in this Divine Intimacy Radio Show on Dan’s book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.