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Fasting is Not a Diet

February 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Conversion, Fasting, Lent, Patti Maguire Armstrong

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Fasting is not a Diet   What is the difference between a religious fast and a diet? Dieting is about your body and health. Fasting is about your soul, God, and answers to prayer. Both are good; one is infinitely superior. With a diet, incentives are many. Fitting into a smaller size is the Holy Grail of fashion and appearance. Feeling and looking good is the reward that gets us through a rumbling stomach. And then there are... Read More

Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle

January 25, 2016 by  
Filed under Conversion, Feast Days, Liz Estler

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Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle Conversion of St Paul “The conversion of St. Paul the Apostle… happened the second year after the Ascension of our Lord…[1] And, “… This feast originated in Gaul in the sixth century and is celebrated on January 25, the presumed date of the transfer of the relics of St. Paul to the Constantinian basilica on the Ostian Way.”[2]  This celebration is... Read More

Confessions of a “Say the Black Do the Red” Catholic

October 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Conversion, Dan Burke, Faith

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It is hard to extend mercy when one is not intimately familiar with one’s own failures. Most don’t realize that the Pharisees were stalwart orthodox. They were deeply committed to their faith. However, they had strayed interiorly. Their faith was one of external adherence and they thought that this was the entirety of the life in God. Jesus’ rebukes of this problem were not new and were echoed throughout the Old Testament. I... Read More

Inside the Holy Sepulchre

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Editor’s Note:  Today, it gives us great pleasure to introduce to you, Mr. David Torkington.  David is an English theologian who specializes in Prayer, Christian Spirituality and Mystical Theology.  As well as being a prolific author, he also gives retreats and lectures extensively.  Today, we feature his first post on our site.  Please welcome him warmly and make him feel at home. Inside the Holy Sepulchre Like a bolt... Read More

Preparation for Death: Gone to Eternity

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Preparation for Death Editor’s Note: Today, Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten reflection series: “Preparation for Death”, written by St. Alphonsus M. Liguori and originally published in 1758. That means it contains some dated references. Nevertheless, its teaching is sound. This series is a very sobering set of reflections geared toward conversion of heart and offered for your Lenten contemplation. We warn you... Read More

Simple Resolutions for the New Year

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Simple Resolutions for the New Year … I thought I would once again suggest some simple but powerful resolutions for the New Year. So, without a lot of fanfare, here they are: Commit to daily prayer – The stronger our relationship with God is, the stronger our relationships with others will be. Commit to carving out 10-15 minutes of quiet meditation each day. Get away from distractions and be silent. Focus on strengthening... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5 Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 3 of 5 ~~ In the third episode of five of the show Women of Grace: Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Dan Burke discusses his conversion from the Jewish faith to Catholicism through Protestantism and finally being received into the Church on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Dan goes... Read More

Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5 Spiritual Life talk with Dan Burke Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction: God in You, Part 2 of 5 ~~ Dan Burke spent a week discussing his suffering, conversion and healing with EWTN’s Johnnette Benkovic on her show, Women of Grace. Dan captures the stages of the spiritual life in his award-winning book, “Navigating the Interior Life“. In the second episode... Read More

Journey Home: Marcus Grodi interviews author Paul McCusker

May 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Conversion, Liz Estler, Paul McCusker, Videos

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Author Paul McCusker Interviewed by Marcus Grodi on “The Journey Home” Show Author Paul McCusker on “The Journey Home” Show Interviewed by Marcus Grodi: Thanks to our friends at EWTN, we are pleased to share with you Marcus Grodi’s recent interview on “The Journey Home” with author Paul McCusker. Besides being an author in his own right, Paul has also been involved with the dramatic audio... Read More

Conversion

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Conversion Presence of God – O Lord, You have created me for Yourself; grant that, with all my strength, I may tend toward You, my last end. MEDITATION In…Ezekiel 34:11-16, we read: “For thus saith the Lord God: Behold I Myself will seek My sheep, and will visit them … and will deliver them out of all the places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day…. I will bring them to their own land, and... Read More

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