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Veronica’s Veil

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Veronica’s Veil Veronica could not compete with the roaring, raucous mob, Though no one heard her plea to move, she pushed with one last sob. Compassion and persistence had begged her try again, And just that quick she found herself before the Man condemned. It’s then He fell beneath the cross that forced Him to the ground, Which ripped His skin and tore His... Read More

Prayer

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Dwelling of Jesus on the Altars

ON THE LOVING DWELLING OF JESUS CHRIST ON THE ALTARS OF THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT “Come to me, all ye that labor and are burdened, and I will refresh you.” Matthew 11:28 Having to depart from this world after he had completed the... Read More

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On Perseverance

ON PERSEVERANCE “He that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13 St. Jerome says, that many begin well, but few persevere. “Incipere multorum est, perseverare paucorum” (Lib. i. Contra Jovin). Saul,... Read More

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Of Six Things Necessary to Prayer

Of Six Things Necessary to Prayer “These are the exercises and meditations, Christian reader, wherewith every day you may feed your soul, which if you do rightly use, you will never want matter to engage your mind devoutly. But note that... Read More

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The Night of the Spirit

The Night of the Spirit Presence of God – Pour forth, O Lord, into my soul greater love and greater courage, that I may willingly accept Your purifying action. MEDITATION The... Read More

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Frustrated with my prayer life – I am stuck!

Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Family, Many people feel a profound frustration with their inability to pray, to grow spiritually, to know and experience the Love... Read More

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Can Demons Repent?

Dear Father John, I understand that demons hate God, but they also suffer from being separated from Him. Is it possible that a demon could repent, and accept God... Read More

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Delusions the Devil Suggests to Sinners

THE DELUSIONS WHICH THE DEVIL SUGGESTS TO SINNERS Let us imagine a young man who has fallen into grievous sins, which he has already confessed, and who is restored... Read More

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Emotions in a Fallen World (Part I of II)

Dear Father John, my very emotional nature often gets me in trouble. Why... Read More

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Understanding Emotions (Part II of II)

Editor’s Note: In Part I, we examined the gift that the emotions... Read More

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In Conversation With God

In Conversation with God   The meditation book set mentioned by Fr.... Read More

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You are Perfect, Really

You Are Perfect, Really Though Christ tells us to “be perfect”... Read More

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Purity – the Key to a Healthy Nation?

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The Four Cardinal Virtues (Week 12 of 12) Only the combination of the intemperateness... Read More

10 Ways to Find Happiness this Lent and Always (Part 2 of 2)

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The Four Cardinal Virtues (Week 11 of 12) This week we scheduled Part II of last... Read More

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