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Confessions of a “Say the Black Do the Red” Catholic

October 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Conversion, Dan Burke, Faith

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It is hard to extend mercy when one is not intimately familiar with one’s own failures. Most don’t realize that the Pharisees were stalwart orthodox. They were deeply committed to their faith. However, they had strayed interiorly. Their faith was one of external adherence and they thought that this was the entirety of the life in God. Jesus’ rebukes of this problem were not new and were echoed... Read More

Webinar: On the Road to Holiness with Teresa of Avila

August 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Teresa of Avila, Webinar

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If you would like to learn more about the great mystic, Teresa of Avila… …this webinar will open the door of insight into one of the most powerful leaders in the past 500 years of Church history. We have limited seating, so don’t put off your registration! St. Teresa of Avila was and is a spiritual warrior who illumined the path to God and the depths of prayer like no other. Her... Read More

Holiness Takes More than Inspiration

July 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Connie Rossini, Holiness

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Editor’s Note: Today, we are blessed to introduce Connie Rossini to you. She is a homeschooling mom whose blog “Contemplative Homeschool” is full of musings on Carmelite spirituality and raising contemplative kids. I think you’ll find her writing a refreshing addition to our site here. Please welcome her warmly. I’ve been pondering lately why I am still working on some... Read More

How can I increase strength of my will to resist temptation? I of II

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Dear Father John, I would like to ask you for a piece of advice. Since my will is not so strong as it should be; what are the exercises to practice that important element of spiritual formation? I am so encouraged to see that you recognize a need to develop your willpower! The first job the Holy Spirit has is to show us our need for God’s grace, so you are obviously in tune with the Holy Spirit! And... Read More

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