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"I Thirst":  Mother Teresa's Devotion to the Thirst of Jesus - Edward Sri

The tradition often has emphasized our thirst for God.  But Mother Teresa focused on God's thirst for us.   Read more...

"To everyone who has, more will be given" - Dom Anscar Vonier, O.S.B.

In the things of God and of the Holy Spirit, wealth is the rule; the more you have, the more you receive.   Read more...

'Render unto Caesar' - Pope Benedict XVI

Regarding the delicate issue of the relations to be maintained with the agencies of the State, particular enlightenment can be found in the invitation of the Second Vatican Council to follow the words and modus operandi of Jesus Christ.   Read more...

10 Short, Spontaneous Prayers That Really Work - Fr. Robert Spitzer

Spontaneous prayers are short and effective vehicles for grace in daily life.  Read more...

A Simple Ritual for Harried Managers (and Popes) - Chris Lowney

Pope Francis and I have something common. He was a Jesuit seminarian; so was I.   Read more...

Advent and self-denial - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

Rise up then in the morning with the purpose that (please God) the day shall not pass without its self-denial.  Read more...

Advent and the deeper truths - Father George W. Rutler

Recently I read something I had written about Advent in an essay rather a while ago, and in it I pointed out that this holy season every year is a healthy kind of crisis.  Read more...

An Imaginary Confession: The aborted Child and redemptive Love - Father Antoninus Wall, O.P.

Women who have had abortions often struggle with overwhelming sadness and guilt. In this compassionate and theologically sound pamphlet, Fr. Wall recounts the imaginary confession of such a mother and shows, through the priest’s response, how she can find peace. This pamphlet has brought relief and healing to countless post-abortive women.  Read more...

At the Heart of the Spiritual Life - Father Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV

Father Gallagher fulfills what Ignatius desired: that is, for Christians of good will — whatever their background — to attain the ability to understand "to some extent, the different movements produced in the soul and... recognizing those that are good to admit them, and those that are bad, to reject them."  Read more...

Attaining Lasting Peace - Father Jean Pierre de Caussade, S.J.

A soul could only be nourished, strengthened, purified, enriched and sanctified by the fullness of the present moment.  Read more...

Attentive to the Divine Influence - Father John Tauler O.P.

Be sure of this, children; there is not a single instant in which God does not pour into us some divine influence, which we would plainly feel if we were but more attentive.  Read more...

Being for Him - Father Anselm Moynihan, O.P.

A pure intention consists in making his approval and his glory the supreme motive in our actions.  Read more...

Blessed are you who are now weeping - Tiffiny Gulla

Because I was working there, I was downtown on September 11th.  Read more...

Called to holiness - Ralph Martin

Jesus summed up his teaching in a startling and unambiguous call to His followers: "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Mt. 5:48).  Read more...

Carrying Our Cross - Caryll Houselander

Christ intends no man ever to carry the cross alone.  Read more...

Christian Marriage - Father Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis

Not only are divine love and human passion not incompatible; there is no truly Christian faith and experience that does not have passionate love at its center.  Read more...

Christian Marriage - Caryll Houselander

We must grow in wisdom, as Christ did, by deepening our understanding of the sacramental life through the very substance of every day.  Read more...

Dealing with Unclean Spirits - Father John Tauler, O.P.

What worse harm can hell and devils do to me than hinder my loving God for whom all creatures continually yearn?  Read more...

Dispositions Requisite for Mental Prayer - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

The soul desirous of progress must aim then, not at destroying its natural affections, but rather at purifying them.  Read more...

Divine tenderness - Father Maurice Zundel

What shall we say then of the divine tenderness towards us?   Read more...

Do not be afraid - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

Doubt not, then, his power to bring you through any difficulties, who gives you the command to encounter them.  Read more...

Do not be frightened - Mother Marie des Douleurs

Let us no longer dread all sorts of impressions and sensations.   Read more...

Do you love me? - Dom Mauro Giuseppe Lepori

The night fell gently on the tranquil water.   Read more...

Doing God's Will - Father Walter Ciszek, S.J.

Choosing to do God's will and experiencing the spiritual freedom that followed was my greatest joy and the source of tremendous interior strength.   Read more...

Entering into Lent - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

Let not the year go round and round, without a break and interruption in its circle of pleasures.   Read more...


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