KEEPING THE FIRE ALIVE: Navigating Challenges in the Spiritual Life

The spiritual journey often takes twists and turns through territory that is uncharted and unexplored. It’s so easy to become disoriented, lost, and even discouraged. Where do we go for direction? How do we find our way? In this follow-up to his bestselling Catching Fire, Becoming Flame (book and DVD series), Father Albert Haase, ofm, mines the insights of our rich spiritual tradition and offers six presentations that become a road map and guide for the difficult terrain of the soul.

Topics include:

* Session 1: Near Occasions of Grace and Spiritual Direction

* Session 2: Resisting Temptations

* Session 3: The Four D’s of the Spiritual Life

* Session 4: Making Sense of Suffering

* Session 5: Living in the Present Moment

* Session 6: The Agenda of the Ego

Keeping the Fire Alive: Navigating Challenges in the Spiritual Life blazes and crackles with timeless spiritual wisdom taught by a wise spiritual teacher. This DVD is highly recommended for individuals and parish study groups. A simple Discussion Guide offering a format for six different 90-minute group experiences is included for adult faith formation programs.

Watch an edited, 15-minute clip below:

You can watch Catholic TV of Boston’s 7-minute interview with Fr. Albert about this DVD here.

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“His six presentations offer an animated Haase deftly relating to the topics…Though not replacing face-to-face direction, the solid advice offered in this program, filmed in front of a live audience in such a way that the viewer feels part of the group, will help anyone who has been struggling with their spirituality.”

–Library Journal, February 15, 2015