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Peace of Soul and Humility

Peace of Soul and Humility   Nothing troubles us so much as self-love and self-regard. Should our hearts not grow soft with the sentiment we desire when we pray and with the interior sweetness we expect when we meditate, we are sorrowful; should we find some difficulty in doing good deeds, should some obstacle oppose our plans, we are in a dither to overcome it, and we labor anxiously. Why is... Read More

Searching for and Maintaining Peace – Book Recommendation

August 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Peace, Resources

Current social, economic, and political conditions are shaking the world. Those of us used to living in relative comfort are receiving the blessing of learning that we are not God and that we need God to provide even our most basic necessities. This has always and will always be true. However, when our jobs, our liberties, and our safety are threatened, and even our ability to provide the most basic... Read More

Troubled Hearts: A Retreat Guide on Finding Peace of Soul

January 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Resources, Retreat Guides

Troubled Hearts: A Retreat Guide on Peace of Soul   Our second Video Retreat Guide, “Troubled Hearts: A Retreat Guide on Peace of Soul,” is now available here. In this Retreat Guide, we delve into Jesus' words: “Do not let your hearts be troubled” (John 14:1). What did he really mean? How we can make that happen? “Troubled Hearts” will help you go deep in answering... Read More

Ignatian Conscience Exam on Faith, Hope & Love

If there is one part of the spiritual life that St. Ignatius stressed, it was the daily–and even twice daily–examination of conscience. As we read the Spiritual Exercises, we may be overwhelmed by the minute detail of St. Ignatius' treatment of what he calls the particular examination of conscience. At the same time, he is careful to provide, “Some Notes on Scruples.” It is... Read More

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