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The Life and Ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic Elizabeth of the Trinity

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The Life and Ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic Elizabeth of the Trinity   Father Mitch Pacwa interviews our own Dr. Anthony Lilles on the life and ministry of the French Carmelite Mystic who will be canonized tomorrow, Sunday October 16, 2016: Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906). Her canonization will be aired live on EWTN at 4:15 a.m. Eastern time. Dr. Lilles first came across her writings... Read More

Saint Teresa of Calcutta Canonization – Saint of Mercy

September 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Canonizations, Liz Estler, Mercy, Prayer, Videos

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta – Canonization Saint of Mercy   Saint Teresa of Calcutta – it has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Today, the Church officially canonizes she who was revered as the “Saint of the Gutters” during her lifetime. This world admires her for what it sees as her social work and humanitarianism and for her selfless charity. But, she could not do anything... Read More

The Cross of Father DiAngelo

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The Cross of Father DiAngelo Memorial of Saint John Vianney   In honor of the Memorial of Saint John Vianney, who was known as the “Curé d’Ars”, today we present a video written, narrated and composed by Richard K. Carlton. Saint John Vianney lived a life of mortification and is the patron of priests, pastors and confessors. In his preparation for the priesthood, he had difficulty... Read More

Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto

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Dan Burke At Home with Jim and Joy Pinto   Today, we bring you a video treat from EWTN and Jim and Joy Pinto’s program “At Home with Jim and Joy”. In this episode, Jim and Joy interview Dan Burke, the Executive Director of the National Catholic Register, and founder of this site, and get him to briefly open up about his journey into the Catholic faith and talk about how the mystical... Read More

Even Unto Death – A Music Video Meditation

June 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Charlie Johnson, God's Love, Videos

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Even unto Death A Music Video Meditation Even when we are so busy at the hard work of reforming our souls and “working out our salvation with fear and trembling”, we must never forget the very basic fact about Christianity: God loves us. And it is this love that invites our souls into a deeper love and affection for him. This is the context by which we do all that we do. We rejoice, we suffer,... Read More

An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday — Video

March 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Holy Week, Liz Estler, Prayer, Triduum, Videos

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An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday Video “[He] suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell…” (Apostles’ Creed) This moving video presentation was created by Theophilus Peregrinus from An Ancient Homily on Holy Saturday, and is used here with permission. This is the Second Reading for the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday found... Read More

Teresa of Avila Society

February 23, 2016 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Donate, Leadership

A Matter of Life and Death: What Meditation is! From St Teresa of Avila

Dear Friends, I recently had the extraordinary privilege of being the first ever Catholic speaker at a very large Evangelical conference. You might be surprised to know that they asked me to speak on the wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila regarding the progress of prayer from those just beginning to pray to those who know the sublime reality of contemplative prayer. This is the kind of groundbreaking opportunity... Read More

Love is Moving

December 5, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Videos

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Dear Friends, The following is a post from one of my favorite Catholic musicians, Audrey Assad. If you are not familiar with her, you are missing something. Before you read what she has to say, I thought you might be moved by this video, Love is Moving. One Thing by Audrey Assad One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,... Read More

Weakness or Blessing? Spiritual Transformation

November 19, 2015 by  
Filed under Blessings, Challenges, Fr. Najim, Spiritual Direction, Videos

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Weakness or Blessing? Spiritual Transformation As we prepare for Thanksgiving in the United States a week from today on Thursday, November 26th this year, Father Michael Najim has some profound thoughts for how we can see our weaknesses in a new light, as a gift and blessing from the Lord.  He writes: “We all have weaknesses that we wish we just didn’t have.  But what if your greatest weakness... Read More

Your Support is Needed

October 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Donate, Videos

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First and foremost, thank you from the bottom of my heart for being with us in prayer and in supporting our outreach efforts. It is so easy in these troubling times to want to curse the darkness when, in fact, all we need to do is, each of us, light our single candle. Together, through the grace of God, the blazing light you have lit through your support and prayers has allowed us to reach millions... Read More

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