Dan and Melissa explore mortification, the meaning and purpose.
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This new series is focused on traditional themes of lent with respect to how we orient our hearts and minds to God through mortification, mitigation of appetites and all other manner of cleaning out our spiritual gardens to prepare for God's indwelling work in, on, and through our souls.
Guest, Dr. Anthony Lilles, academic dean of the Avila Institute and St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angels and specializes the spiritual doctrine of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity as well as the Carmelite doctors of the Church.
Dr. Lilles takes us through an overview of appetites as described by St. John of the Cross in his work, The Ascent of Mount Carmel.
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Show Topic: Preparing for Lent Part 3
Last episode the discussion focused on preparing for Lent and participating in the sacraments during the Lenten season.
Interruption in our discussion about spiritual direction that we will return to after Easter…
The name of the show “Divine Intimacy Radio” comes from an incredible work by a Discalced Carmelite Priest named Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen. It was first published in 1964… reflections for every day of the liturgical year following the pre-conciliar liturgical calendar.
Shifting from discussion about general spiritual direction to how to prepare for lent.
Reflection on how the Eastern liturgy and preconciliar liturgy in the West can help us to better prepare for Lent.
Five Considerations to Help Us Prepare for Lent:
Call-In Question and Discussion: What are the spiritual benefits of fasting?
Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen - Published by Baronius Press
First show - Introducing the show and the hosts Dan Burke and Melissa Elson
General Topic: Spiritual Direction Discussion exploring Dan's book Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God
Spiritual Direction - Why we need it (blind spots) - Mountain Lion Story - the three doors or entry ways to the soul - the World, the Flesh, and the Devil
Spiritual Direction - What it is and Is Not
Spiritual Direction is Not: