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Entering Into Prayer

March 8, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Prayer


For those struggling to pray, one challenge in prayer is entering into silence. It seems the moment one goes into a chapel or room or some other private place, a thousand thoughts and feelings suddenly flow. Sometimes, in fact, it is to find some relief from particularly painful feelings or haunting thoughts that we find ourselves driven to prayer. Whatever the case, it can happen that the psychological... Read More

Called to Holiness (Part I of II)

December 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Holiness, Ralph Martin


Called to Holliness (Part I of II) Jesus summed up His teaching in a startling and unambiguous call to His followers: “You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt. 5:48). Perfect in purity of heart, perfect in compassion and love, perfect in obedience, perfect in conformity to the will of the Father, perfect in holiness-when we hear these words, we can be understandably... Read More

Should we be Afraid of the Devil?

November 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare


Father Fortea, should we be afraid of the devil? The devil strives to do all the evil that he can, especially by tempting us to turn away from God through sin. If he could do more evil, he would. If a person prays the Rosary daily and asks God to protect him from all the snares of the Evil One, he has nothing to fear. The power of God is infinite; that of the devil is not. God, through His gift of... Read More

Longing for the Face of God-Navigating the Interior Life-I of IV

As the Leadership Conference of Women Religious continues to demonstrate that they are without mooring in the heart of Christ and the Church, it is important to continue to reorient ourselves to the timeless teachings of the one true faith. While they seek a cosmic evolutionary theology rooted in the incongruous musings of a questionable paleontologist (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin) and a New Age styled... Read More

St Teresa’s Avila (Virgin and Doctor of the Church)

October 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Diana von Glahn, Pilgrimage


October–my favorite month–honors some of my favorite saints. St Thérèse (Oct 1), St Francis (Oct 4), and St Teresa (Oct 15) are each associated with their hometowns: Lisieux, Assisi, and Avila. Let’s explore St Teresa’s Avila in Spain. Did you know that St Thérèse of Lisieux and Mother Teresa were named after St Teresa of Avila? I love St Teresa because she was a feisty Spaniard who was... Read More

St Therese of the Child Jesus Memorial, Virgin & Doctor of Church


“Those who concentrate on the life and doctrine of this child of Carmel who died at the age of twenty-four are seized with wonder and admiration. They discover, in fact, that her contribution to spirituality is as original as it is profoundly traditional. They also discover that hidden under the Gospel-like simplicity of her message of ‘the little way of childhood’ is a spiritual structure both... Read More

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Queen of Carmel, Pray for Us

July 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke


Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us! + Queen of Carmel, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Pray for Us! “Father, may the prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Queen of Carmel, protect us, and bring us to your holy Mountain, Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.” (From the Discalced Carmelite Proper Offices) Queen of Carmel Art:... Read More

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