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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 26, 2015

Can suffering be a blessing? How to understand God's role in our suffering. Dan and Melissa look at St. Teresa's attitude toward suffering as they reflect on her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How can suffering be considered a blessing?
  • Seeking positive diversions when faced with suffering.
  • The dangers of destructive forms of escape from suffering.
  • Can suffering lead to peace?
  • How can we understand God's will in our suffering?
  • Understanding suffering comes in stages - a pathway rather than a destination.

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Jun 19, 2015

Follow the example of St. Teresa of Avila. Today's show focuses on overcoming faults with spiritual direction, and improving prayer life with spiritual reading. Listen to a discussion of the letters of St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

 Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is "false humility"? How do we recognize it?
  • Why would someone want to exaggerate their own imperfections?
  • We can move closer to true humility with the aid of good spiritual direction.
  • How understanding of sound theology is related to our spiritual life.
  • Some examples of sound theological works for spiritual reading.
  • Call in with questions: 818-646-7729.

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Jun 12, 2015

Why does St. Teresa feel relief when all her faults are exposed? Dan and Melissa help us to get the most out of spiritual direction from the example of St. Teresa. Reflections on her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What are some signs of a healthy spiritual life?
  • Are you concerned about what your confessor or spiritual director thinks of you?
  • What a spiritual director needs from you to help you grow in holiness.
  • Some tips to help you prepare to receive spiritual direction.
  • Why you should not avoid seeking spiritual direction in your own community.
  • Though difficult, why and how we should accept frankness from those closest to us.
  • Call in with questions: 818-646-7729.

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Jun 5, 2015

Why are we tempted to stop praying, and what are the consequences of doing so? Dan and Melissa share some of St. Teresa of Avila's thoughts on these topics as documentsed in her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Where does the temptation to stop praying come from?
  • What are the biggest obstacles to prayer and how can we overcome them?
  • How is prayer connected to our salvation?
  • The secret to perserverance in prayer - St. Teresa has some practical advice.
  • St. Teresa's experience with false humility and how it kept her from prayer.
  • What are the benefits of keeping a daily prayer routine?
  • Call in with questions: 818-646-7729.

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