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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 30, 2015

St. Teresa expresses joy when she learns of the persecution and suffering of the nuns of Seville and Fr. Gracian. Learn when and how to embrace suffering. Dan and Melissa reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is the grace of suffering?
  • Why does St. Teresa express joy in the suffering of others?
  • How do saints view suffering?
  • What can we learn from the saints' response to suffering?
  • How is it possible to feel deep grief and extreme joy simultaneously?
  • The gift of being humbled.
  • Suffering as an opportunity to grow closer to God.
  • What are the fruits of suffering?
  • Seeing suffering from a holy perspective.
  • Using scripture as a tool to overcome difficulties.

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Oct 23, 2015

Learn from a saint how to respond to persecution. St. Teresa advises a Carmelite nun to avoid the temptation to indulge in righteous indignation in response to an accusation. Dan and Melissa reflect on a letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Does God provide ways to escape temptations?
  • How does the enemy work to accuse people, especially those striving for holiness?
  • Should we actually desire the difficulties we encounter in life? Why?
  • How can we deal with persecutions in a way that will help us progress spiritually?
  • Is it possible to accept persecutions with peace? Can we actually embrace them?
  • How do saints deal with persecutions?
  • What can we learn from how Jesus dealt with persecutions?
  • How should we respond to someone persecuting us?
  • Using scripture to help endure persecution.

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Oct 16, 2015

St. Teresa reveals the secrets to working through, and surviving, suffering. Dan and Melissa continue their discussion of St. Teresa's letter of consolation to her friend Doña Maria de Mendoza from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How can we condition ourselves spiritually to withstand trials?
  • How can we help and be helped through spiritual friendships?
  • What does love of neighbor really mean?
  • Can our own suffering be used to help another?
  • Using suffering to grow spiritually.
  • What does St. Ignatius teach us about dealing with suffering?
  • Can how we deal with suffering lead to sin? How to avoid this.
  • How do we identify our root sin? How can we combat it?
  • Using the Examen Prayer.

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Oct 9, 2015

In the midst of her own suffering, St. Teresa "lifts the eyes" of Doña Maria de Mendoza who is experiencing trials. St. Teresa consoles her friend by helping her to understand God's role in her suffering. Dan and Melissa discuss joy, suffering, emotions, and acts of the will as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How to identify the saint who can best help you in your spiritual life.
  • Can you actually feel joy in the midst of your trials?
  • Can you prepare yourself in advance for suffering?
  • What are some things that hinder our spiritual growth?
  • Can we recognize the value in our suffering?
  • Does joy in suffering require an act of the will, or is it a gift?
  • How does suffering aid in spiritual growth?
  • How do "victim souls" participate in Jesus suffering and salvation of the world?
  • Understanding that the suffering that God allows is for our salvation.

 

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Oct 2, 2015

St. Teresa orders her brother, Lorenzo, to get some sleep. She also councels him on how to deal with attacks of the enemy. Dan and Melissa discuss evil spirits and demonic activity as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa in the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How do we know when prayer is a mystical gift from God?
  • How are mystical graces, gifts from God, related to holiness?
  • Was St. Teresa physically attacked by the devil?
  • Some examples of other saints who have confronted the devil.
  • Is the devil still active today, or are there psychological answers to problems thought to be demonic?
  • What is the power of the devil?
  • How does the devil attack people who are spiritually advanced?
  • How can we defend ourselves from evil?
  • Can occult practices lead to demonic activity?

 

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