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Thanksgiving: Enriching Your Spiritual Life

November 21, 2018 by  
Filed under Books, Charlie McKinney, FEATURED

Thanksgiving: Enriching Your Spiritual Life  It is time to ask ourselves the important question: what has been our own practice with regard to the duty of thanksgiving in general? What is our habitual feeling about God’s numberless blessings to us? How long a time have we ever spent in summing up God’s blessings to us, even when we have been on retreat? St. Ignatius wisely tells us to commence... Read More

St Aquinas On Giving Thanks

November 23, 2017 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Gratitude, Prayer, Spiritual Direction

St Aquinas On Giving Thanks* (Homily XXXII — Three-fold Benefits) Editor's Note: On this Thanksgiving Day in the United States, in order that we might properly give thanks to God, we can read Saint Thomas Aquinas' explanation of how Christ teaches us to give thanks … and then, put it into practice! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.  May the Lord always bless you abundantly. “And... Read More

Dan Burke Talks “The Contemplative Rosary” – EWTN Bookmark Show

November 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Connie Rossini, Dan Burke, Liz Estler, Prayer, Rosary, Videos

Dan Burke Talks “The Contemplative Rosary” EWTN Bookmark Show Dan Burke Hello faithful readers! Today, we are pleased to present a terrific treat. We're going to eavesdrop on Doug Keck's EWTN Bookmark show interview of the prolific and peripatetic Dan Burke. This delightful episode is all about Dan's latest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila, which... Read More

How to Overcome Anxiety

October 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Anxiety, Fr. Najim

 How to Overcome Anxiety Anxiety robs us of inner peace. Nothing good comes of it. Anxiety causes restless days, sleepless nights, and even affects our health. So if nothing good comes from anxiety, why do we allow it to have so much power over us? I think because it's such a powerful emotion; it grips us, and we actually feel powerless over it. We feel that we are held captive by it. But do we need... Read More

What is Spiritual Consolation?

What is Spiritual Consolation?   Dear Father John, what kind of general advice should I give to a person who is experiencing a lot of consolation in their spiritual life? From what this person has told me in spiritual direction, this consolation is certainly coming from God. Is there any practical advice I should give this person? God gives consolation in order to strengthen us and draw us closer... Read More

How can I learn to trust?

March 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Faith, Fr. Bartunek

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Dear Father John, I have felt a great desire to enter religious life for a few years now, but keep hitting an invisible wall so-to-speak. After attempting the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, the Lord helped me to see that I am not ‘indifferent' and have to rebuild my foundation of a personal relationship with Him. In particular He helped me see my utter inability to surrender stemming from... Read More