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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

Join Dan Burke and guest, Kristin Aebli, as they speak about important events happening through SpiritualDirection.com and the Avila Institute.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is an "Into the Deep" event?
  • How are retreatants impacted by the event?
  • What effect does the event have on one's spiritual life after the event is over?
  • What is the format of the Into the Deep event?
  • Dan and Kristin speak with retreatants about their experiences at the recent Into the Deep event in Maryland.
  • How does one go about scheduling an Into the Deep event in his or her parish?

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Feb 20, 2018

Join Dan Burke and guest host, Stephanie Burke, as they speak with Christopher Carstens about his book, A Devotional Journey into the Mass to help us discover the meaning and beauty of the liturgy.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What are the major themes of the book?
  • Why is active participation in the Mass so important?
  • What does "active participation" in the Mass mean and how can we accomplish it?
  • How should we enter into the church building?
  • Why is it important to focus on something as simple as entering through the church doors?
  • St. Augustine says that through the Eucharist, "we can become Christ." What does this mean? How can we enter fully into the Eucharistic feast?
  • How is the book set up? How can we use it to help us change our participation in the Mass?
  • What is mystagogy and why is this approach used in the book?

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Feb 16, 2018

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Connie Rossini about contemplative prayer and aridity.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is contemplative aridity?
  • How do you know that you are experiencing contemplative aridity?
  • How should you respond to God when you are called to this state of prayer?
  • How is contemplative prayer different from centering prayer?
  • What happens during the simplicity and silence of contemplative prayer?
  • How should we respond if prayer is no longer as effective at home as in the adoration chapel?

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Feb 13, 2018

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they explore the Church's teachings on death, judgment, heaven and hell by speaking with Fr. Wade Menezes about his book, The Four Last Things.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What are the four last things?
  • Why is it important to reflect on this doctrine of the Church?
  • Why don't people fear hell anymore?
  • Why was there less emphasis on the teachings on the Four Last Things after the Second Vatican Council?
  • We should pray daily for a holy, happy, and provided for death.

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Feb 9, 2018

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Connie Rossini about properly preparing for Lent.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • When should we begin planning our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving?
  • What are some examples of how we can strengthen our relationship with God through these practices?
  • What are some resources to help us pinpoint our "root" sin?

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Feb 6, 2018

Description: Dan and Melissa speak with Dr. Christopher Blum about his book, Meditations for Lent and how Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet's reflections on the life of Christ will inspire any and every soul to enter into a new relationship with our Lord.

 Questions/Topics discussed on the show:

  • How did Dr. Blum discover the writings of Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet?
  • Who is Bishop Bossuet and what kind of writing is he known for?
  • Who were his main spiritual influences and what school of spirituality did he belong to?
  • How do his writings compare to those of some of his famous contemporaries?
  • Why did Dr. Blum choose these particular meditations?

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Feb 2, 2018

Join Dan Burke and guest host, Stephanie Burke, as they speak with Fr. William Watson about awakening the awareness of the Divine in your life.

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is the purpose of the Forty Weeks book and retreat?
  • How will an emphasis on confession and self-examination assist one in his or her journey to God?
  • How was St. Ignaitus awakened to God's presence in his life?
  • What is the idea behind The Whole-Life Confession?
  • How can The Whole-Life Confession help us during Lent?

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