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Willing Your Way to Mercy

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Willing Your Way to Mercy “For judgment is merciless to one who has not shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” – James 2:13 By now, Catholics around the world are becoming more and more familiar with Pope Francis’ approach to winning the world to the Faith – through ordinary yet extravagant acts of mercy. In fact, our Holy Father has declared this to... Read More

Book Club

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Blessing the Ordinary Tasks by Remembering Jesus Did Them Too

Life of Christ (Week 4 of 27) As I write this, I’m facing Mount Laundryest, the summit of which I may not see for hours given the amount of other work I need to do. I don’t really mind laundry, but we’ve reach the point,... Read More

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God Doesn’t Spare the Good from Grief

Life of Christ (Week 3 of 27) It’s all too easy, 2000 years later, to take the story of Jesus for granted. We look at the Cross and we see something that’s old news. We look at the crèche and we see same old, same old. Sheen... Read More

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No Room in the Inn – A Story About Friendship

Life of Christ (Week 2 of 27) When finally the scrolls of history are completed down to the last words in time, the saddest line of all will be: “There was no room in the inn.” —Life of Christ, Chapter 2: Bethlehem, Paragraph 3 There... 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: Rule 1

Discernment of Spirits: Rule 1 This week, Dan and Melissa discuss the first Rule of the Discernment of Spirits by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Topics/Questions covered... Read More

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Introduction to Discernment of Spirits

Introduction to Discernment of Spirits This week Dan and Melissa explore Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s techniques for tackling the negative thoughts and lies... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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The Reciprocal Gift – Divine Intimacy Meditation

The Reciprocal Gift   Presence of God – May I be all Yours, Lord,... Read More

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In Praise of Gentleness

In Praise of Gentleness from a text written by St Ambrose Has anyone asked... Read More

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Fr Anthony de Mello, Spiritual Direction and Discerning God’s Voice in Prayer

Questions on Fr Anthony de Mello, Spiritual Direction and Discerning God’s... Read More

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Living God’s Mercy – Mercy Mission (Part III of III)

Living God’s Mercy Mercy Mission (Part III of III) Today, we bring... Read More

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Prayer

Choosing Material for Meditation. How to Pray – Part III

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Choosing Material for Meditation How to Pray – Part III In this series, we... Read More

Mary Our Guide and Model

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Mary Our Guide and Model   Presence of God – Under your protection I take... Read More

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