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Should I Focus on Jesus and Disengage from the World?

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Should I Focus on Jesus and Disengage from the World?   Dear Father John, Because I am called to the Christian life, shouldn’t I focus my life around Jesus and disengage myself with the world?   There Is Work to Do IN THE EARLY Church, some fresh Christian converts had the wrong idea of how Christ’s followers were supposed to behave in this world. They... Read More

Prayer

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Eucharistic Adoration: A Window to Heaven

There is no monitor or video screen at eucharistic adoration, no figures or colors shifting across the screen. We simply sit and look at a round piece of bread encircled by light. That bread is the Body of Christ, the consecrated Host, before... Read More

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The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness

The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness* Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist The Church observes the birth of John [the Baptist] as a hallowed event. We have no such commemoration for any other fathers, but it is significant that... Read More

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Lord, Open My Lips

Lord, Open My Lips “Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) These words ring out in the chapel, breaking the silence of the early morning. It is still dark outside and our community of... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

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Aridity and Contemplation

Aridity and Contemplation Presence of God – Draw me to You, O Lord, by the road You choose and in any way You will; I ask only for grace to know how to follow... Read More

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Aridity and Dryness in Prayer Series

A comprehensive listing of spiritual direction posts on this site regarding dryness, or aridity, and the difficulties this can cause with prayer. Some posts on... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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Discernment of Spirits Overview and Lectio Divina Guide

Discernment of Spirits Overview … and a Guide to Lectio Divina Divine Intimacy Radio Show and Podcast June 24, 2016   Description of the show: In this... Read More

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 8 “In Desolation, Work Towards Patience”

Description: This week, Dan and Melissa discuss Saint Ignatius’ Discernment of Spirits: Rule 8 and his exhortation to work at achieving patience during desolation,... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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Should I Focus on Jesus and Disengage from the World?

Should I Focus on Jesus and Disengage from the World?   Dear Father... Read More

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Discernment of Spirits Overview and Lectio Divina Guide

Discernment of Spirits Overview … and a Guide to Lectio Divina Divine... Read More

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Climbing the Mountain

Climbing the Mountain “Come, let us climb the mountain of the Lord…” Isaiah... Read More

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 8 “In Desolation, Work Towards Patience”

Description: This week, Dan and Melissa discuss Saint Ignatius’ Discernment... Read More

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Book Club

What We Learn from Being “Caught in the Act”

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Life of Christ (Week 11 of 27) Is there value to being caught in the act? What... Read More

When the Spirit can Soar: Assisted Suicide and the Cross

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Life of Christ (Week 10 of 27) If the physical, natural, and biological life was... Read More

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