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Give Yourself an Eternal Education [Avila 2015 Fall Courses]

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Give Yourself an Eternal Education [Avila Course] “I am a better Christian and [a] more humble and prayerful priest because of the three courses I have done with the [Avila] Institute,” wrote Fr. Teboho Martin Makoro, one of the priests who benefits from the education we offer. Our focus at the Avila Institute is on teaching spiritual theology and, specifically, helping... Read More

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The Journey’s End: Day 54 From the Road with Fr Hilton

Fr Hilton reached his journey’s end on Day 54, June 25, 2015. He’s feeling gratitude and thanksgiving for how the Lord has protected him, for the prayers and support everyone’s given him, and for the two million pedal strokes... Read More

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Feeling Thankful: Day 53 From the Road with Fr Hilton

Fr Hilton is feeling thankful as he nears the end of his journey (he will dip his bike tire into the Atlantic on Saturday, July 25). He’s grateful for all of the support and prayers he’s received. In the readings, he finds the foundation... Read More

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Food Fun and Mount Sinai Reflections: Day 52 From the Road with Fr Hilton

Food Fun and Mount Sinai Reflections: Day 52 From the Road with Fr Hilton Fr Hilton continues traveling along the Maine coast and samples some classic New England food. He reflects on Mount Sinai as he shares about the Mass readings today. Mentioned... Read More

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Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part IV of IV)

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part IV of IV) Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we saw how faith is a response to revelation, how it penetrates... Read More

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Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part III of IV)

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part III of IV) Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we looked at how faith is a response to revelation, how it... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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St Teresa on Spiritual Warfare – Day 2, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila

What does St. Teresa of Avila have to say about spiritual warfare? Find out in today’s excerpt and reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. XVII Valladolid,... Read More

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Recurring Nightmares; Spiritual Attacks

RECURRING NIGHTMARES/SPIRITUAL ATTACKS Dear Father John, When I was a child I used to have recurrent nightmares about snakes, rats, wild dogs and the feeling of... Read More

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Having a Rule of Life – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Reflections on Day 20

Listen to reflections on letters of St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with... Read More

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Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part IV of IV)

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part IV of IV) Editor’s... Read More

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Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part III of IV)

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part III of IV) Editor’s... Read More

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Why Does Spiritual Direction Matter?

Why Does Spiritual Direction Matter? St. Bernard of Clairvaux once said,... Read More

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Ode to Cecil: Truth is Like a Lion

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The Confessions of St. Augustine (Week 11 of 15) Why is it, then, that “truth... Read More

Augustine on the Power of Christian Brotherhood

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The Confessions of St. Augustine (Week 10 of 15) In today’s reading, we get... Read More

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