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Now displaying: December, 2016
Dec 30, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Anthony Lilles about Saint Therese of Lisieux's "Little Way" and how this practical guide to spirituality can help anyone find Christ.

 Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Saint Therese explains that Jesus' heart breaks when Christians are ungrateful for what He has done in their lives, especially when they reject the grace that He has given them.
  • What is Saint Therese's "little way"?
  • How can this method of spirituality help those who are not cloistered religious?
  • Does her "little way" work? How do we know?
  • How can we find peace in the midst of worldly chaos and turmoil?
  • Why do discussions about the saints bring us peace?

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Dec 23, 2016

Description: This week Dr. Anthony Lilles unravels the meaning of the oblation (or self offering) made by Saint Therese of Lisieux.

 Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • Was the book, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love, intended to be an informative book about Saint Therese?
  • What does "oblation" mean to Saint Therese?
  • How can an oblation be a form of holocaust?
  • How is Saint Therese's "yes" similar to that of the Blessed Virgin Mary?
  • How was Saint Therese's view of God different than that of the Jansenists?

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Dec 16, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa introduce Saint Therese of Lisieux and explain the importance of her life and writings.

Topics/Questions covered in the show

  • Who is Saint Therese of Lisieux and why is she important?
  • What message is Saint Therese trying to convey through her life and writings?
  • How can the reader benefit from the writings of St. Therese if he or she cannot relate to her more feminine, poetic way of writing?

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Dec 9, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa delve deeper into Melissa's personal prayer journey and address some of the difficulties that have occured along the way.

Topics/Questions covered in the show

  • Is reading Scripture necessary for a strong prayer life?
  • Renewal in the Church begins interiorly and peacefully.
  • How can we "pray without ceasing" as the Church Fathers suggest?
  • Is the idea of having a "personal encounter with Christ" supported by Catholic teaching?

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Dec 2, 2016

DescriptionThis week, Dan and Melissa discuss the importance of the saints as well as examine the meaning behind Jesus' words about a rich man entering heaven.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What should we do if we can't relate to any particular saint?
  • The saints were not perfect from birth. Their lives reveal that no matter what circumstances and difficulties they experienced, they found God and developed an intimate relationship with Him.
  • In the Gospel of Matthew, why did Jesus say, "Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God"?
  • Are we too comfortable in our lives? Do we ever give to the point that it makes us uncomfortable? 
  • Is money the root of all evil?

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