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What is Spiritual Theology?
What is Spiritual Theology?
Spiritual Theology defines the nature of the supernatural life, formulates directives for its development, and explains the process by which souls advance from the beginning of the spiritual life to its full perfection.
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Baptism — Divine Intimacy Meditation


What does baptism do for us? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on this sacrament of initiation in an excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic "Divine Intimacy".

The post Baptism — Divine Intimacy Meditation appeared first on / Catholic Spiritual Direction.

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Which Rosary Should I Pray?


Why are there different rosaries? Which one should I pray? Father John Bartunek explains why there are differences between various rosaries and provides helpful links as well.

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Posture during Mass and St Peter of Alcantara’s Preparation for Meditation


What does St Peter of Alcantara teach about preparation for meditation? Why is posture during prayer important? How do Christian traditions differ from eastern, non-Christian traditions on prayer posture?

The post Posture during Mass and St Peter of Alcantara’s Preparation for Meditation appeared first on / Catholic Spiritual Direction.

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Can you aid the faithful poor and those without discretionary funds in their
effort to better know, love, and serve Christ?
Can you help us provide this invaluable formation to
priests, deacons, and religious?

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