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My sheep never perish - Father Bede Jarrett, O.P.

We are far too apt to look upon forgiveness as a merely negative thing.  Read more...

Offer No Resistance - Saint Francis de Sales

The chief thing I ask is that in the course of the day you should continually recollect yourself and lift your heart up to God to say a few short words telling him of your faithfulness and love.  Read more...

Our duty to trust Him - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

Our duty as Christians lies in making ventures for eternal life without the absolute certainty of success.  Read more...

Our habitual voluntary sins - Father Léonce de Grandmaison, S.J.

We shall reflect on our habitual voluntary sins.  Read more...

Ousting the Demons - Dom Augustin Guillerand

Creatures — and the devil, who uses them — do not let themselves be ousted without a struggle.  Read more...

Overcoming the Skepticism of the Scribes - Abbe Jean Mouroux

God himself, by virtue of his grace, prepares me to believe.  Read more...

Peace - Father Bede Jarrett, O.P.

The peace our lord came to bring was dependent entirely upon an interior state of soul, and was wholly independent of external circumstances.  Read more...

Perseverance in Prayer & Vocal Prayer - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

All our dealings with God must have a background of pleading in them; a note of entreaty must run through the varied movements of the soul towards its God.  Read more...

Prayer - Saint Claude de la Colombiere. S.J.

As I feel a great attraction toward prayer I asked God, by Our Lady's intercession, to give me the grace to go on increasing in love of this holy exercise until my death.  Read more...

Prayer and the Grace of God - Father John A. Hardon, S.J.

The popular understanding of prayer as asking for God's help is correct.  Read more...

Prayer, Our Constant Occupation - Father Andre Lour, OCSO

Little by little we must advance on the road to prayer.   Read more...

Prepared for the Master - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

Year passes after year silently.  Read more...

Progress in Mental Prayer: Its Effect on Method - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

There are certain movements of will and intellect which should interpenetrate all our relations with God in much the same way as a fundamental theme runs through all the figures of a piece of music.  Read more...

Reflections on Terminal Illness - Father Antoninus Wall, O.P.

The saints teach us that should we do nothing else in life well, we must seek from Christ the grace to die well.   Read more...

Reflections on the Death of a Loved One - Father Antoninus Wall, O.P.

Why is the death of a loved one so painful an experience?  Read more...

Revisiting the Spiritual Warfare - Father Robert Barron

Jesus sent out the Twelve to battle dark spirits. He still empowers his church to do the same.   Read more...

Rich and Humble Temporal Means within the Church - Father Tadeusz Dajczer

Jacques Maritain divides temporal means which may be used for spiritual ends into two categories: rich temporal means and humble temporal means (cf. J. Maritain, On the Philosophy of History, 1957, p. 70).  Read more...

Risking the fire - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Man is not there to make himself.  Read more...

Saint Ignatius of Loyola - Hans Urs von Balthasar

By their relentless practicality the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius shove the searcher into the center of the Gospel and leave him alone there with Christ, with the triune God who speaks to him.   Read more...

Satisfied with God's gifts - Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure S.J. & Fr. Claude de la Colombiere

This is the point of the story that Cassian tells us about the old man who was attacked by a mob of pagans in Alexandria.  Read more...

Servants sent by the Father - Servant of God Madeleine Delbrel

The law of Christ may only be lived by people who are gentle and humble of heart.   Read more...

Sharing in Peter's Grace - Dom Mauro Giuseppe Lepori, Cist.

Simon's heart was racing from effort and emotion, and he gasped for breath as he made his way through the fish to where Jesus was sitting in the stern.   Read more...

Sharing the Greatness of John the Baptist - Mary Francis, P.C.C.

These are very deep and searching questions.  Read more...

Silence: A Means to Recollection - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

This state is at once the effect of and the condition needed for prayer. Silence is a necessary and indispensable means to prayer.  Read more...

Spiritual Reading - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

Holiness is the fruit of prayer, and mental prayer is extremely difficult without the reading of spiritual books.  Read more...


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