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The Preliminary Acts in Mental Prayer - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

There are several methods of prayer; the differences between them are accidental.  Read more...

The Presence - Father Antoninus Wall, O.P.

Affirming God's omnipresence, as we have done, emphasizes that God is indwelling or immanent in all things. Our day-to-day activities tend to hide this fact from us.   Read more...

The Providence of God - Saint Claude de la Colombiere. S.J.

Let us trust ourselves entirely to God and his providence.  Read more...

The purpose of Lent - Pope Benedict XVI

What does it mean to become a Christian.  Read more...

The Repentance Possible in Mary - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

She began where others end, whether in knowledge or in love.  Read more...

The Saints & Depression - Father Joseph Esper

As Ignatius discovered, depression can be a great spiritual challenge — and also a great opportunity for growth.  Read more...

The Second Stage in the Transformation - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

In this stage the soul becomes ardently eager for its own perfection and feels a deep humiliation and shame at its imperfections.   Read more...

The Silence of Friendship - Br. Innocent Smith, O.P.

I'm often struck by the way that conversations are depicted in movies and television shows.   Read more...

The small hidden God - Heather King

The small, hidden, anonymous God I found in the Gospels appealed to me deeply.  Read more...

The Spiritual Power of Forbearance - Saint Claude de la Colombiere, S.J.

A sure way to happiness and to holiness is the frequent practice of the virtue of forbearance.  Read more...

The Third Stage in the Transformation - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

The soul has become much more childlike in its attitude towards the Lord, in its attitude of complete dependence on Him and perfect confidence in Him.  Read more...

The Three Stages of Awakening - Father Antoninus Wall, O.P.

The clearest illustration of the nature of the spiritual journey to God is found in the development of relations between Jesus and his followers.   Read more...

The Transforming Effect of Mental Prayer - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

In last analysis then, Mental Prayer is the act of the soul seeking the society of Our Divine Lord, with a view to receiving His direction and coming under the control of His Sacred Humanity.  Read more...

The Twelve Steps up the Mountain of Pride According to St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Monsignor Charles Pope

There are twelve steps up the mountain of pride. Think of these like escalating symptoms.  Read more...

The Vision of Faith Purified by Mental Prayer - Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP.

Every soul walking in the way of perfection enters into what is called a state of prayer.  Read more...

The Way of Beauty - Pope Benedict XVI

I would like to consider briefly one of these channels that can lead us to God and also be helpful in our encounter with him.  Read more...

The Way of Love - Father Antoninus Wall, O.P.

How do we move along the spiritual journey to the experience of the Father's loving presence?   Read more...

The Will of the Father - Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C.

We tend to be static, obstinate, obdurate — all the things that separate us from Jesus, who is always on the move.  Read more...

The Yoke of Christ - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

There is but one Cross and one character of mind formed by it;  and nothing can be further from it than those tempers and dispositions in which the greater part of men called Christians live.  Read more...

Three simple questions at the beginning of Lent - Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Self-examination, repentance, and reconciliation are rarely painless. A few simple questions and answers might help us on our way.  Read more...

To be in communion - Jean Vanier

To be in communion with someone also means to walk with them.  Read more...

Transcendence vs. Isolation - Benedict XVI

God brings Abraham out from among his family and sets him on a certain path.  Read more...

True life in the Spirit - Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

See what the Apostles were, by way of contrast, and then you will see what is the true life of the Spirit, the substance and full fruit of holiness.  Read more...

True to the Word - Father Michael Casey, O.C.S.O.

Unless we neutralize our paltry possessiveness we will be left in limbo indefinitely.   Read more...

Unclean Spirits - Saint Claude de la Colombiere. S.J.

The knowledge possessed by a soul faithful to its obligations, quietly submissive to the intimate orders of grace, gentle and humble towards all, is worth more than the most profound penetration of mysteries.  Read more...


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