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Gift of the Holy Spirit and the Divine Indwelling

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How Sanctifying Grace Makes us like God

The Gift of the Holy Spirit and the Divine Indwelling “St. Paul teaches that the Holy Spirit directs us towards the great values of love, joy, communion, and hope: our task is to experience them every day.” –Pope Benedict XVI Have you ever wondered how the Holy Spirit can reside within us? Do you want to better understand the Divinity of the Holy Spirit?... Read More

Prayer

Salvation, the Scapular, and Spiritual Darkness

Salvation, the Scapular, and Spiritual Darkness   Description: Today, Dan and Melissa answer your questions about the scapular, the difference between Protestant and Catholic views of salvation, and spiritual darkness. Topics/Questions covered... Read More

Lingering on Mary in the Rosary

The life of Mary, as the Gospel tells it, is as humanly true as it can possibly be, but in this human quality it is filled with a mystery of divine communion and love, the depth of which is unfathomable. The Rosary points in this direction. Jesus... Read More

The Contemplative Rosary – A Meditative Method of Praying the Rosary

The Contemplative Rosary A Meditative Method of Praying the Rosary   Discussion: Today, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson speak with Connie Rossini about the book she and Dan wrote together titled The Contemplative Rosary, and discuss meditative... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

Salvation, the Scapular, and Spiritual Darkness

Salvation, the Scapular, and Spiritual Darkness   Description: Today, Dan and Melissa answer your questions about the scapular, the difference between Protestant... Read More

An Integrated Approach to Depression

An Integrated Approach to Depression The Catholic Guide to Depression   Description: Depression is a serious illness that is becoming more and more prevalent... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

Do Ghosts Really Exist?

Dear Father Kerper: It seems like there is a lot of evidence that there are ghosts that haunt people’s homes. Do ghosts really exist? Thanks very much for your... Read More

The Effects of Holy Water

The question naturally presents itself: whence come the effects of holy water? For the effects of holy water we are indebted principally to our divine Savior. He... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa’s Diamond

The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa's Diamond The De Beers Jewelry... Read More

Mortification and Self-Denial

Mortification and Self-Denial   Description: Today Dan and Melissa... Read More

Love One Another: Retreat Guide on St. Therese’s Little Way of Charity

Love One Another: on St. Therese's Little Way of Charity Written by Fr.... Read More

Spiritual Progress, Contemplation, & Papal Questions

Spiritual Progress, Contemplation, & Papal Questions   Description:... Read More

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Book Club

Family – Training Ground for the Mystical Body of Christ

The Lord (Week 18 of 23) After Jesus’ return to the Father, the Holy Spirit made... Read More

The Eucharist Is More than Words

The Eucharist Is More than Words The Lord (Week 17 of 23) For almost two thousand... Read More

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