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A Simple Method of Christian Meditation – How to Pray, Part IV

July 7, 2016 by  
Filed under Connie Rossini, Meditation, Prayer

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A Simple Method of Christian Meditation (How to Pray, Part IV)   In this series, we have seen that Meditation on Sacred Scripture is the preferred mental prayer of the Church and the saints; that Christian meditation is fundamentally different from non-Christian meditation; and, we’ve considered how to choose material to meditate on. Today I’d like to share with you a simple method... Read More

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 have seen that the Church and the saints urge us to meditate on Sacred Scripture. We have distinguished between Christian meditation (which is meditating on or pondering something) and Eastern forms of meditation (which seeks altered states of consciousness, a state of “no-thought”). Today I want to help you... Read More

Five Ways to Trust God – From People Who Did

February 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Book Club, Mercy, Vicki Burbach

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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told (Week 2 of 8) Truly, sin begins with a lack of trust: “Man let his trust in his creator die in his heart.” Sure, pride was there, too. But the starting point, the origin of sin, is lack of trust in God. And this applies not only to the first sin but to “all subsequent sin.” Indeed, every one of our sins involves “lack of trust” in God’s goodness.... Read More

Bloom Where You’re Planted

January 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Book Club, Sarah Reinhard

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An Introduction to the Devout Life (Week 11 of 14) We accuse our neighbors in little things, but we excuse ourselves in great things. We seek to buy cheap and sell dear. We demand justice towards others, but towards ourselves mercy and indulgence. We would have none find fault with our words, but we are sensitive and captious to the words of others. We would fain make our neighbor give up any property... Read More

Book Club Members – – Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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Book Club Members Merry Christmas!!!! Book Club Members Merry Christmas!!!! Just a reminder that there will be no book club discussion this week or next week, as we are taking a break for the holidays!!!  Will meet you back here on January 7, 2014 to discuss Week Seven of An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. Happy Reading!   Reading Assignment: Week 7 Part 3: Chapter... Read More

Finding Time for God – Book Club

November 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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An Introduction to the Devout Life (Week 4 of 14) Do not children as they hearken to their mother, and, lisping, imitate her, gradually learn to speak her language? And so if we remain close to the Savior, meditating upon Him, and giving heed to His words, His actions, and His affections, we shall gradually, by the help of His grace, learn to speak, to act and will like Him. There we must stop, for,... Read More

Introduction to the Devout Life by St Francis de Sales

October 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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An Introduction to the Devout Life (Week 1 of 14) The back of the book says it all: As no sensible person would make a long road trip without first consulting a map, so the person intent upon gaining Heaven should first resort to a competent guide to reach that Goal of all goals. And no better guide to Heaven exists than “An Introduction to the Devout Live” by St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622),... Read More

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