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060: Advent-Christmas Typology Minicast

A little bit of knowledge goes a long way…especially when it comes to prayer and Scripture. In fact, you don’t need to have any hardcore theological training or lots of letters after your name to get a lot out of prayer. That said, actually studying the Bible – what Pope Benedict XVI […]

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031: Part 2 of Soul Surfing with a Man Named “Bear”

What does the spiritual life of a ninja blackbelt surfer look like? The answer might surprise you. (The dude quotes Aquinas, for crying out loud.) Join me for the conclusion of my conversation with adventurer and EWTN radio host Bear Woznick. We’re getting deeper into the practicalities of meditative prayer and […]

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003: 30 Days With Teresa of Avila

Can you think of anyone better? I don’t think so. Teresa of Avila is one of greatest spiritual theologians in the history of the Church. In fact, this 16th century Spanish mystic is the “Doctor of Prayer”. Join me in discussion with Dr. Anthony Lilles about the spiritual legacy of this dynamite […]

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How Devoted Are You?

How badly do you want it? How badly do you want God? 7. Perseverance – The seventh of St. Peter Alcantara’s steps to deep devotion we’ve been discussing from Finding God Through Meditation is perseverance. Many of our biblical heroes were masters of perseverance (almost to the point of annoyance). Abraham, the […]

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9 Steps To Deep Devotion (Part Deux)

Did it hurt? It should have. If you prayed over and meditated on the first three steps we outlined in my last post, you should have felt something stir. (No, not that…that was your third plate of lasagna from last night.) Seriously, unless you’re a saint, any real pondering on the […]

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9 Steps to Deep Devotion (Part 1)

Are you devoted to God? I mean, really devoted? Not long ago I interviewed Dan Burke, author and president of the Avila Institute on my radio show. (Look for it on iTunes soon – “The Art of Catholic.”) We were talking about a book he edited by St. Peter Alcantara, titled […]

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