Sign Up for our Free Daily Email Updates / Catholic Spiritual Direction

A Frame of Mercy

October 3, 2016 by  
Filed under God's Love, Jo Flemings, Mercy, Relationship with Christ


Editor’s Note: Today we introduce Jo Flemings to you as a writer on our site.  Please welcome her warmly and make her feel at home. A Frame of Mercy   I work part-time. I am a nanny, personal assistant, specialty chef, and girl-Friday for a young mother in an affluent neighborhood in my town. I love my boss, her family, and my job. When I started in this position a couple of years ago, I was in dire straits because... Read More

God’s Desire for Us – DI Radio Show and Podcast

Divine Intimacy Radio New Feature Image 600x334.jpg

God’s Desire for Us   Description: Dan and Melissa explore the reality of God’s desire for us in a deep, lasting relationship with each individual soul. Topics/Questions covered in the show: What does it mean to say that God “thirsts” for us? How is this reality possible? The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that God seeks to meet us at the well, longing to give us living water so that... Read More

Studies Show the Ten Commandments are Good for You


Studies Show the Ten Commandments are Good for You The Ten Commandments are not good because God gave them to us; he gave them to us because they are good. You don’t have to believe God or even believe in God to realize that the rules for everlasting life are also good rules for just plain living. (Click on the underlined links to read just some of the research I found to back up the Ten Commandments.) I. I am the Lord your... Read More

Even Unto Death – A Music Video Meditation

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

Audrey Assad

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, we work, we hope and we pray in... Read More

The Perfection of Brotherly Love


The Perfection of Brotherly Love The perfection of brotherly love lies in the love of one’s enemies. We can find no greater inspiration for this than grateful remembrance of the wonderful patience of Christ. He who is more fair than all the sons of men offered his fair face to be spat upon by sinful men; he allowed those eyes that rule the universe to be blindfolded by wicked men; he bared his back to the scourges; he submitted... Read More

Jesus and Mankind

February 1, 2016 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Dan Burke, Divine Intimacy, God's Love

Divine Intimacy Book 600x334 Feature Image.jpg

Jesus and Mankind   Presence of God – O Jesus, teach me to love others as You love them. MEDITATION The sacred soul of Jesus always remains in closest union with the Blessed Trinity and therefore in the most profound contemplation, yet He is ever mindful of the needs of mankind. It was for men that Jesus came—to save them and bring them to the Father; and He gives Himself to them with the utmost solicitude and abandon.... Read More

A Night in the Holy Sepulchre – Part 2: Pentecost


A Night in the Holy Sepulchre – Part 2: Pentecost Editor’s Note: David Torkington continues his reflection on a night in the Holy Sepulchre which he began in part one here. ‘If you want old ideas read new books, but if you want new ideas read old books’. With these words my spiritual director gave me – ‘Abandonment to Divine Providence’ by the Jesuit French mystic Jean Pierre de Caussade SJ, who died in... Read More

That Loving Knowledge of God

September 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, God's Love, God's Will, Knowing God, Silence

Teresa of Avila -Transverberation Crop

That Loving Knowledge of God Although the Almighty is beyond the power of human understanding to grasp, Christians believe that knowing God’s Will is possible because Jesus, in his humanity offered for our sakes, has given us real access to God. The kind of knowledge the Risen Lord gives us is different than the merely factual kind of knowing. Such factual knowledge is all about simply knowing what to do – how to... Read More

Infinite Love

Divine Intimacy Book 600x334 Feature Image.jpg

Infinite Love Presence of God – O my God, my only love, kindle in me the fire of Your charity. MEDITATION Sacred Scripture tells us: “God is charity” (1 Jn 4:16). God is love, eternal, infinite, substantial love. Just as everything in God is beautiful, good, perfect, and holy, so also everything in God is love–His beauty, wisdom, power, providence; even His justice is love. Love is perfect and holy when it turns with... Read More

Is God’s Love Unconditional? (Part II of II)

September 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, God's Love


…A reader asks: Dear Father John, since I have been very exposed to the modern self-help movement that tells us God’s love or Christ’s love is unconditional, how do we explain judgment of others?  If he loves us all equally, why do we need to pray, be virtuous or even religious? If we are all flawed humans (some worse than others ) and we are told to love ourselves regardless, what could possibly be the motivation for... Read More

Next Page »

Skip to toolbar