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Christian Prayer

January 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Grace, Prayer

Christian prayer is a true conversation with God. This holy dialogue is based on a real relationship between the Giver of all good gifts and the one who offers sacrifice, between the Protector and the one who seeks His will. Both the similarity and difference of the human person to God together create the boundaries for this relationship. Above the horizon of creation, the Creator draws His work to... Read More

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part I of IV)

June 20, 2015 by  
Filed under Carmelite Sisters, Dark Night, Faith

Keeping Faith Alive During Life’s Dark Nights (Part I of IV) When you come to the edge of all the light you know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly. (Barbara Winter) It is foggy. The fog is so thick you could slice it. You step onto the plane and take... Read More

Simple Resolutions for the New Year

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... Read More

Is My Prayer Good Enough?

October 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Carmelite Sisters, Prayer

Dear Sisters, my prayer experiences don’t seem good enough or holy enough, long enough or intense enough. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can pray better? Dear Friend, yes, I do have a few suggestions. That’s easy… First of all, I suggest not using the expression “prayer experiences” at all. Hit the delete button on that one. A lot of people tend to speak about their prayer experiences.... Read More