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Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church

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Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church The upcoming Spring Quarter at the Avila Institute will feature a course on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church taught by Dr. Ben Nguyen. You can sign up for this course by applying for the School of Spiritual Formation.   For many, the Holy Spirit is the most difficult Person of the Trinity to understand. God as Father... Read More

Prayer

How Should We Pray for So Many Prayer Intentions?

How Should We Pray for So Many Prayer Intentions?   With all the causes in this world that need prayer, I have kind of thrown up my hands and asked our Blessed Mother to take my prayer beginning with daily Mass, and apply them where she... Read More

The Power of Sacred Space in Prayer (Video)

The Power of Sacred Space in Prayer   In this video, I reveal one of the secrets of the saints regarding how we can better engage in prayer. The idea of the sacred is lost in our time but that doesn’t have to hold us back in restoring... Read More

14. Giving Like God (Matthew 5:38-48)

Giving Like God (Matthew 5:38-48) “Finally, may Christ inflame the desires of all men to break through the barriers which divide them, to strengthen the bonds of mutual love, to learn to understand one another, and to pardon those who have... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

The Desert in Carmelite Spirituality

The Desert in Carmelite Spirituality “What did you go out to the wilderness to see?” (Matthew 11:7). These were Jesus’ words to the crowd. John took to the... Read More

The Cross of Father DiAngelo

The Cross of Father DiAngelo Memorial of Saint John Vianney   In honor of the Memorial of Saint John Vianney, who was known as the “Curé d’Ars”,... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

Freedom in Christ

Freedom in Christ: Practicing Discernment of Spirits

Freedom in Christ To learn more about Discernment of Spirits and the life of freedom in Christ, sign up for our upcoming webinar (online mini-course) on Saturday, February... Read More

Spiritual Warfare: Insights from Exorcists

Spiritual Warfare: Insights from Exorcists   Face-to-face encounters with the devil are all in a day’s work for an exorcist; followed by dinner, prayers,... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

A Trip to the Cardiologist … and Our Spiritual Health

A Trip to the Cardiologist … and Our Spiritual Health   I just... Read More

Snow and the Spiritual Life

Snow and the Spiritual Life   What does snow have to do with the spiritual... Read More

Who is Blessed Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus?

Who is Blessed Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus?   In 2016, Saint Elizabeth... Read More

Why Study Spiritual Theology?

The Avila Institute, in addition to the School of Spiritual Formation,... Read More

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Book Club

Who Is a None? And Why Are There So Many?

Seeds of the Word (Week 9 of 11) Just what—or who—is a “None”?... Read More

Do Americans Believe that Christianity is as Violent as Islam?

Do Americans believe that Christianity is as Violent as Islam? Seeds of the Word (Week... Read More

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