“Our free will is a gift from God. Our yes is precious, and it deserves to be protected so that it is given away with perfect freedom, joy, and generosity of spirit.” – Claire Dwyer
“The Program of Life, then, is like a spiritual workout program that ensures spiritual growth because it is customized to the individual’s needs and opportunities. When we meet with our spiritual director, it is good to start by going over the headlines, but, reviewing together the main points of the Program of Life is the real path to consistent, substantial progress.” – Fr. John Bartunek
“The contemplative nun rises in the morning to pray and work and obey and die a little more to herself, to offer herself for the Church with all the missionary zeal of the apostles and martyrs and in total union with them. And not one moment or ounce of her strength is wasted or dissipated.” Claire Dwyer continues her series on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
Can any good come from suffering? Can our suffering help others? How do we suffer well? Get answers to these and many other questions during this Divine Intimacy Radio Show with Dan Burke and Melissa Elson.
What is a hair shirt? Did St Teresa of Avila actually recommend them? Find out how voluntary mortification is to be done…and under what circumstances. Involuntary mortification is addressed as well.
What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about challenges in prayer? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.