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Why My House Does Not Engender the Serenity of Simplicity

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Finding God Through Meditation (Week 7 of 7) Thou findest here no snares to entangle thee into worldly vanities, no flatterers to applaud thee when thou dost offend, or anything else to withdraw thy affection from the Cross of Christ.  – Finding God through Meditation p. 120 Why My House Does Not Engender the Serenity of Simplicity Years ago, I was blessed to attend a mothers’ retreat... Read More

Removing Roadblocks on the Path to Holiness

March 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Catholic Therapist, Perfectionism

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Are you looking for  effective ways to help your spiritual resolutions survive beyond mid-February? Resolving to change is the first step but, without an effective action plan, we run the risk of not fulfilling our spiritual goals. One important component of an effective action plan is evaluating the roadblocks that stand in the way of our spiritual growth. What do you encounter in your day that is... Read More

I Want to Pray but Struggle with My Schedule – What do I do?

September 14, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Prayer


Dear Father John, I am a busy executive and struggle to make time for prayer. What should I do? I do want to improve my prayer life but I just struggle with time. The desire to improve your prayer life is a sign of God’s presence and action in your soul. Be grateful for it and rest assured that God, “who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…” (Phil 1:6). In other words, as... Read More

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