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An Unusual Christmas Gift for the Godward Heart

December 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Prayer, Retreats, Silence

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An Unusual Christmas Gift for the Godward Heart   When was the last time that you went on retreat? Have you ever given yourself to holy silence? What about that holy loved one that you have such a hard time shopping for? What about that unholy or semi-holy loved one that is working hard to get on the narrow path? I have an unusual idea for you. I don’t know about you but I am pretty picky about... Read More

What is Your Why?

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What is a dynamic Catholic? To me, these are folks who give all they have to God and neighbor in a way that is energetic, creative, and that yields an impact wherever they go. Peter Howard, the author of what follows, is a dynamic Catholic. As such, we have been blessed to have him teaching at the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and now he is working to expand his public speaking. When I heard... Read More

How should I prepare for Advent?

November 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Advent, Fr. Bartunek, Seasonal Meditations

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Dear Father John, Advent is coming! Even from a distance I feel my shoulders tightening up from the stress of all the noise of the season that has nothing to do with Christ. Do you have any recommendations for how I might better prepare this year? Are you aware of any good books that I can use for spiritual reading through this season to help me to keep my eyes on Christ? Thank you for asking this... Read More

Mary vs Martha – Part II of II

August 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

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Dear Father John, It has always been my nature to do, do do. I volunteer and serve whenever, wherever I can and have always found I felt closer to the Lord when doing this. As I grow older, there is a lack of connection in my spiritual life and simply serving. While I do not want to give up all the volunteer time, I do want to try and slow down in order to find that spiritual connection again. Where... Read More

Mary vs Martha – Part I of II

August 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Spiritual Life

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Dear Father John, it has always been my nature to do, do do. I volunteer and serve whenever, wherever I can and have always found I felt closer to the Lord when doing this. As I grow older, there is a lack of connection in my spiritual life and simply serving. While I do not want to give up all the volunteer time, I do want to try and slow down in order to find that spiritual connection again. Where... Read More

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