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Divine Intimacy Radio is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Weekly we will explore topics like prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, holiness, and much more.
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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 24, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa examine the characteristics of God working in the soul vs. Satan attacking the soul and explore the meditative prayer practice of Lectio Divina.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What characteristics does God exhibit while working to bring a soul out of mortal sin?
  • What characteristics does Satan exhibit while trying to keep a soul bound to mortal sin?
  • What characteristics are exemplary of a soul experiencing spiritual consolation or desolation?
  • How does one approach the meditative prayer method of Lectio Divina?
  • What is an example of this practice?

 

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Jun 17, 2016

Description: During this episode of Divine Intimacy Radio, Saint Ignatius exhorts us to work to achieve patience during desolation, look ahead to the inevitable end of our suffering and return to consolation with God.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is desolation?
  • We must work to be patient. It is not easy.
  • How can we practice patience?
  • How does the enemy trick us into believing we must make a change in our spiritual lives?
  • How does one cope with long term experiences of desolation such as terminal illness?
  • Saint Ignatius suggests that we insist upon prayer, meditation, much examination and extending ourselves in penance.

 

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Jun 10, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa discuss Rule 7 of Saint Ignatius' Discernment of Spirits, which encourages the soul seeking God to resist any agitations put forth by the Enemy.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • How can we resist the agitations sent by the Enemy to draw us away from forming a relationship with Christ?
  • If I do not feel God's presence, does that mean He has abandoned me in my desolation?
  • Will God rescue me from my desolation?
  • How do I recognize God's presence during spiritual desolation?

 

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Jun 3, 2016

Description: The Discernment of Spirits, Rule 6 states that when on experiencing spiritual desolation, he or she needs to make a change against the spiritual desolation itself. 

 

Topic/Questions covered in the show:

  • Is suffering meritorious for the soul when experienced outside of or without Christ?
  • What are the characteristics of true peace vs. false peace?
  • How can one experience the peace that Jesus promises in Scripture?
  • According to Rule 6 of the Discernment of Spirits, we must insist more on prayer, insist more on meditation, be spiritually awake, and insist more on penance. 
  • How does spiritual desolation manifest itself in everyday life?

 

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