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Snow and the Spiritual Life

Snow and the Spiritual Life   What does snow have to do with the spiritual life?   Editor’s Comment: Many of us might not think there is a connection — between the two — other than that the fresh, sparkling snow manifests the glory and wonder and power of the Almighty. Here, I am reminded of the canticle, proclaimed with one voice by the three young men (Shadrach, Meshach,... Read More

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

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

Confessions of a -Say the Black, Do the Red Catholic- - SpiritualDirection.com

Confessions of a “Say the Black Do the Red” Catholic 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... Read More

Holiness Takes More than Inspiration

July 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Connie Rossini, Holiness

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

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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