Free Webinars On Catholic Spirituality

Fighting Acedia: Spiritual Burnout

Have you ever noticed that it is hard to pray in the middle of the day? or perhaps have you ever gotten to a point where you just feel emotionally exhausted that you actually end up hating prayer. The Rosary, or even Sunday Mass become a burden, and your parish seems to be full of people who have lost charity? 

These symptoms are actually a spiritual sickness called Acedia. Since the time of the late Sixth Century, the spiritual sickness of Spiritual Burnout has been almost completely lost to in the vocabulary of Western Christians. This is a tragedy, because the modern world is filled and plagued with this “noon-day Demon”.  Thankfully the Desert Father’s knew this demon all to well, and knew exactly how to combat it. Their teachings can be the road to fighting one of the most destructive sickness in the spiritual life.


Who: Dcn. Basil Balke MA, MTh. Hold a Masters in Counseling Psychology and a Masters of Theology in Eastern Christian Theology. He is a specialist in the application of ancient spirituality to modern times and issues. The founder of Mount Tabor Counseling, a Catholic counseling practice in Colorado. The Founder of the Center for InMinistry Development, a columnist for Our Sunday Visitor’s “The Deacon” publication, and most importantly a Husband, Father of three daughters, and a Deacon in Ministry within the Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Church and Russian Greek Catholic Church.


ONLINE WEBINAR – The seminar will be a 1 hour zoom Webinar. 30 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of questions.

When: First four Tuesdays in June at 7:00pm (exact dates: June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th)

Where: Online from your desk- or wherever you’re at!


Cost for Webinar I: The Webinar is free, though donations are accepted. Space is limited so sign up today!