On this program Mark and Frances speak about the great Ploish Staint Raphael Kalinowski. St. Kalinowski was the boyhood hero of Pope John Paul II. He is noted primarily for his teaching on prayer and the need to find solitude in order to deepen our prayer life. St. Kalnowski spent 10 years in Siberia, as a result of his participation in a political uprising against Russia. This experience only deepened his understanding of the need for a personal and consistent prayer life. He also led efforts to rebuild the Carmelite Order in Poland.
On this program Mark and Frances speak about the great prophet Elijah. Elijah is identified as the Father of the Order of Carmel. They discuss how Elijah’s life and message serve as the perfect model of the Carmelite life and charism. They also discuss the importance of silence, living the interior life and how even the events of Elijah’s Old Testament story prefigures the importance of the future role of Mary in the Order of Carmel.
“In this particular program, Mark and Frances explore the nature of Spiritual Direction and its importance in helping one achieve holiness. They first discuss the objectives of Spiritual Direction and the reasons why someone should engage with a Spiritual Director. They also discuss those instance that are not appropriate for Spiritual Direction. They also discuss the characteristics one should look for in a good Spiritual Director. Finally, they provide some good resources anyone can take advantage of if they cannot find a Spiritual Director.”