Category: Meditations

How to Think Like Aquinas

How does one of the Catholic Church’s greatest philosophical thinkers optimize his intellect? Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Dr. Kevin

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Apostolic Hope

Why do we need strong hope for the apostolate? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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128. Blind Eyes, Seeing Heart (Mark 10:46-52)

What are the three lessons we are taught in the story of Jesus’ cure of blind Bartimaeus? Find out in this excerpt from Fr. John Bartunek’s meditation book “The Better Part” … as a preparation for this coming Sunday’s Gospel reading.

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Humility in the Apostolate

Why is humility so essential to our work in the apostolate? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in today’s excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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127. The Hard Road to Jerusalem (Mark 10:32-45)

Were the Apostles born saints? Sunday’s Gospel proves otherwise. Find out how we can learn from their desire to be as close to Christ as possible in this excerpt from Fr. John Bartunek’s meditation book “The Better Part”.

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Various Forms of the Apostolate

How many forms of the apostolate are there? And, how do we distinguish between them? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen instructs on and reflects in today’s excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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What is contemplative prayer?

Join Dan and Stephanie Burke as they answer your questions about contemplative prayer, practicing the presence of God, living out a holy marriage, and performing

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126. Money, Money, Money (Mark 10:17-31)

Is keeping the Ten Commandments enough to have treasure in heaven? What did Jesus say? Find out when Fr. John Bartunek reflects on Sunday’s upcoming Gospel, an excerpt from his meditation book “The Better Part”.

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