Why do we raise the crucifix? As we begin Passiontide today, Charlie Johnson reflects on how the crucifix reminds us of the strength Christ gives us to bear our crosses … and how the crucifix strikes terror in the evil 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.
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.
APPETITES – DISORDERED: Inordinate and willful desires of created things or circumstances not rightly ordered to moral or spiritual good that impede union with God