Category: Spiritual Direction

Not Excusing Oneself

How does excusing our faults blind us? Fr. Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Humility Through Humiliations

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson reflect on the meditations of Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen regarding humility through the willful acceptance of humiliations.

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What is Mortification?

Fr. John Bartunek answers a reader’s question about what mortification is and how it helps us to practice it.

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Confession

How does the sacrament of confession work in us? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classical Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Return to Me

Today, as we begin the discipline of Lent on Ash Wednesday, an excerpt from St. Jerome’s commentary on the book of Joel serves as our meditation.

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Voluntary Attachments

How can the tiniest attachment cause trouble for our souls? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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