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A Novena for Justice and Healing in the Church

Dear Friends, The Church is suffering. Victims are suffering. Faithful priests and Bishops are suffering. The laity are suffering. All of this suffering comes through sin, unbelief, and injustice. The answer to this crisis – the solution that every Catholic can participate in, that you can participate in, is to be a conduit of grace through prayer. God has ordained that His grace and healing come through the prayers of His... Read More

Praise for A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness

September 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Books, Drafts, Mindfulness, Prayer

The work of author Susan Brinkmann to inform faithful Catholics about mindfulness has received an enthusiastic endorsement from a spiritual leader at EWTN. Mindfulness is an increasingly popular but dangerous Eastern meditative practice which is contrary to authentic Christian spirituality. Fr. Paschal Mary, MFVA is Vocation Director for the Missionaries of the Eternal Word and Administrator of the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament... Read More

Spiritual Warfare – Book Picks

I thought it would be fitting to turn our hearts to something holy and good – spiritual warfare. So, here are the book picks for that: Regarding my first recommendation, Interview with an Exorcist, if you have been a regular reader of this site you have seen many excerpts from this book. Interview with an Exorcist is the most comprehensive and sound treatment of demonology that I have ever encountered. If knowing the enemy... Read More

Carmelite or Ignatian Prayer: Which is Best for Me?

Dear Dan, I have been studying prayer, primarily the Ignatian method and the Carmelite method. What would you consider the differences between these two methods?   Also, how can I determine which is best for me?   Dear friend, this is a great question. First, it would be helpful to ensure we understand what we are talking about when we use the terms “prayer” and “method.” The prayer we are speaking of here is an interpersonal... Read More

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Dear Friends, We are approaching a very special day in the Church and one that is particularly important to me. July 16th is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is a kind of second birthday to me as it was the day I was confirmed and received into the Church. This year I am asking that you celebrate this day and join with me in a special prayer for a special group of people by praying a novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel... Read More