105: Harnessing the Awesome Power of Catholic Mysticism & Deep Prayer

Catholic Mysticism & Deep Prayer

It’s a fact. Far too many Catholics are unaware of the transformative power of the Catholic mystical tradition and deep meditative and contemplative prayer. This has to change…fast. Why? Because developing a deep, authentically Catholic spiritual life is the only thing that will heal you personally, heal the Church, and heal the entire world. Christ […]

045: Fire From Above: Christian Contemplation & Mystical Wisdom

God didn’t just create you…He thirsts for you! His heart is bursting with love for you! Yes, you! That is the underlying message of the mystics. It’s also the underlying message of one of the best spiritual theologians in the United States. Dr. Anthony Lilles, Academic Dean at St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles can illuminate […]

037: The Fulfillment of All Desire with Ralph Martin

Hands down one of my favorite books of all time. Dr. Ralph Martin’s The Fulfillment of All Desire played a huge role in my desire to learn about, and grow in, the spiritual life. It’s a classic. (I’ve got hand-written notes all over the margins in my copy.) 2016 is the tenth anniversary of it’s publication […]

008: Finding God Through Meditation with Dan Burke

Lots of saints make strong statements about prayer. St. Alphonsus Ligouri is probably the scariest. Referencing St. Teresa of Avila, he once stated that “He who neglects mental prayer needs no devil to carry him to hell. He brings himself there with his own hands.” Yikes! Lucky for you (and me), we’re not talking prayer […]

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 first three steps to deep […]