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Spiritual Steps for Your Choleric Child

June 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Books, Family Life, Nancy HC Ward, Spiritual Life

Saint or Tyrant? A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child   Hippocrates noted four patterns of behavior: choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic and melancholic. Author, mother and blogger Connie Rossini has created a dynamic new set of spiritual growth plans for her children. She shares her strategies in the first book of the series: A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child. Here we learn about the four temperaments... Read More

Augustine and the Beauty of Marriage

The Confessions of St. Augustine (Week 6 of 15) Neither of us considered it more than a marginal issue how the beauty of having a wife lies in the obligation to respect the discipline of marriage and bring up children. To a large extent what held me captive and tortured me was the habit of satisfying with vehement intensity an insatiable sexual desire. In his case astonishment drew him towards captivity. That is how we were until... Read More

Peter and Paul, Apostles: Solemnity

June 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Liturgy, Liz Estler, Prayer & Art, Solemnity

Peter and Paul, Apostles Solemnity As St. Augustine taught, this day was made holy by the passion of the blessed apostles Peter and Paul. Based on Saint Peter's profession of faith, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Mt 16:16), Jesus pronounced him: Peter, the rock on which He would build His church (cf Mt 16:18).  St. Peter did not come to this conclusion on his own. But, rather, it was revealed to... Read More

Built to Last: A Retreat Guide on St Peter and the Papacy

BUILT TO LAST: A RETREAT GUIDE ON ST PETER AND THE PAPACY The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, Built to Last: A Retreat Guide on St Peter and the Papacy, is now available at www.RCSpirituality.org. The various Christian denominations have a lot in common, but unfortunately, we also have our differences. One major difference between Catholic and non-Catholic Christians has to do with our understanding of how Jesus wants... Read More

How do I Love God with My Whole Mind? (Part II of II)

June 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Loving God, Spiritual Direction

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How do I Love God with My Whole Mind? Part II of II Editor's Note: In part I, we looked at what Christianizing the mind entails. Then, Father John went on to explain the first two of the three interrelated functions of the human mind: information gathering and thinking deeply. Today we will examine the third function: remembering, and the power of memory, which is connected to remembering. Here, then, is the question we are looking... Read More

A New Faithful Spiritual Direction School in Ann Arbor, Michigan

June 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Spiritual Direction, Training Programs

Dear Friends, I am excited to let you know about a new school that we are adding to our recommended Spiritual Direction school list. If you live in the region (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and perceive a call to this apostolate, we recommend you contact Jeanette or Tesa to explore the options. Heart of Christ is a two-year Catholic Spiritual Direction Training Program which began in the fall of 2013 in response to a need in our area for... Read More

Is Medjugorje Authentic and Does it Matter?

June 26, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Magisterium, Mary

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Is Medjugorje Authentic and Does it Matter? As I was making my way to the Catholic Church, I was deeply blessed by an encounter with a 17th century priest who taught me, through his writings, how to overcome aridity in prayer. This was a significant breakthrough for me and brought me tremendous relief. I developed an instant affinity to this priest and looked for other writings of his that might help me. By God’s grace, I didn’t... Read More

The Blessings of Suffering: 30 Days w/ Teresa of Avila: day 15 Reflections

The Blessings of Suffering: 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 15 Reflections   Can suffering be a blessing? How to understand God's role in our suffering. Dan and Melissa look at St. Teresa's attitude toward suffering as they reflect on her letters from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: How can suffering be considered a blessing? Seeking positive diversions when faced with suffering. The... Read More

The Eternal Impact of the Avila Institute

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I wanted to share some of the feedback we’ve recently received because it highlights why we are so passionate about the work we do at the Avila Institute. What we’re aiming for is an eternal impact. Will you help us achieve it? Gerald Kamalanathan wrote from India: I sincerely owe so much to the Avila Institute, which has been a great and wonderful door for grace and blessings from the Trinitarian God. [It] has become a fulfillment... Read More

Ein Kerem: Birthplace of John the Baptist

June 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Diana von Glahn, Pilgrimage, Shrine, Solemnity

Luke, Chapter 1 tells us the whole, exciting and miraculous story of the Birth of John the Baptist, which we celebrate today. First, we read of the announcement–by an angel, no less–of the very unexpected conception and later birth of the baby who would grow up to become John the Baptist. His parents, Elizabeth and Zechariah, were older, you see, and had long given up hope of ever having a wee one of their own. But... Read More

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