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Fr. Ian is a Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Raleigh, NC. He is assigned to St. Bernadette Catholic Church as a Parochial Vicar, and he writes on prayer and meditation at www.ianvanheusen.com.

gospel reflection
Gospels

Are You Building Up or Tearing Down? Which Kind of Person do You Want to Be?

On social media, at work, at home, in your community, at school… are you building up or are you tearing…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

You’re Invited to the Party. How do You Respond? (Gospel Reflection)

How do you respond to an invitation to a party? Jesus uses the metaphor of a party invitation to talk…

Conscience Gospel reflection
Gospels

Is Your Life Bearing Fruit? An Examination of Conscience (Gospel Reflection)

Are you bearing fruit? Seeing our own limitations, forming and examining our conscience, and connecting with God’s mercy is something…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

How to Overcome the Sense that “Life is Unfair” (Gospel Reflection)

“Life is not fair!” Such a temptation and a thought-trap. How do we get past this pitfall? Today’s Gospel reflection…

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Gospels

3 Keys to Drawing Loved Ones Back to God (Gospel Reflection)

How can you help fallen-away family members return to the Lord? Many of us ache over our loved ones’ separation…

resolve conflicts
Gospels

How Do You Resolve Conflicts With Others? Three Key Insights (Gospel Reflection)

How do you resolve conflicts with family, friends, in social situations, in the Church? The key to holiness is not…

Gospel reflection
Faith & Life

The Weakness of St. Peter: What He Teaches Us About Surrendering Our Fears (Gospel Reflection)

How do you deal with suffering? How do you learn to push through discomfort, fear and anxiety for the sake…

testimony
Gospels

“Who do you say that I am?” 3 Key Points and a Video on Christian Testimony (Gospel Reflection)

What does it mean to testify to Jesus Christ? Have you ever had the opportunity to proclaim your faith? Peter’s…

Gospel reflection
Faith & Life

Has God Ever Surprised You? How? ~ Gospel Reflection & Spiritual Exercise

In today’s Gospel reflection, Father Ian VanHeusen presents a spiritual exercise based on the readings for Sunday’s Mass. St. Ignatius…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

Called Out Upon the Waters: 3 Reasons God Speaks to the Human Heart in a Whisper (Gospel Reflection)

In today’s Gospel reflection, Father Ian VanHeusen presents a spiritual exercise based on the readings for Sunday’s Mass. St. Ignatius…

transfiguration gospel reflection
Gospels

What the Transfiguration Teaches About Divine Love and the Choices You Make

In today’s Gospel reflection, Father Ian VanHeusen presents a spiritual exercise based on the readings for Sunday’s Mass. St. Ignatius…

How to seek contemplation Gospel Reflection
Gospels

“I Look at God and God Looks at Me” – How to Seek Contemplation, the Treasure Buried Within

In today’s Gospel reflection, Father Ian VanHeusen presents a spiritual exercise based on the readings for Sunday’s Mass. St. Ignatius…