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silence
Faith & Life

6 Surprising Things That Happen When You Decide to Embrace Silence

In the last few months I’ve really tried to embrace silence more often. To put my headphones down, turn off…

Spiritual reading
Prayer

5 Recommended (Short and Easy!) Books on the Spiritual Life

We frequently complain about our lack of time, especially when it comes to having time to read. Usually, the problem…

Seven sorrows
Catholic Faith

The Seven Sorrows of Mary: Why You Should Know Them and Pray Them

The Seven Sorrows of Mary are important for us to know and pray. They are all based on scripture and…

Rosary
Holy Mary

7 Surprising Things That Happen When You Pray the Rosary More Often

If you ever find the rosary hard to pray, or hard to commit to regularly, read on to find out…

self-interest
Faith & Life

Self-Absorbed and Struggling to Pray? Bishop Barron Explains a Remedy for Self-Preoccupation

When I struggle or become frustrated with my prayer life, I know it is often because I’ve become self-absorbed and…

holy spirit
Prayer

Have You Met the Holy Spirit? – How One Prayer Opened the Floodgates and Changed My Life

In my journey back to the faith I had spent much time researching, listening, and learning about what it meant…

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…

Jacques Philippe

Lord, I ask your pardon, I have sinned again.

Lord, I ask your pardon, I have sinned again. This, alas, is what I am capable of doing on my…

Fr. Walter Ciszek

Is God vindictive? Why inflict pain and suffering on those who follow him?

Day by day, I learned to experience in some measure the power of God as manifested in the mystery of…

John of Kronstadt

“Not a Single Word is Lost During Prayer, If It Comes From the Heart”

Remember that not a single word is lost during prayer, if you say it from your heart; God hears each…

St. Irenaeus

3 Powerful Quotes about the Real Presence from St. Irenaeus

But our opinion is in accordance with the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn establishes our opinion. For we offer…

St. Dominic

“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular…”

“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.”

St. Justin Martyr

What Early Christians Said about the Real Presence in the Eucharist

We call this food Eucharist, and no one else is permitted to partake of it, except one who believes our…

St. Dominic

“Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword…”

Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword; wear humility rather than fine clothes.

St. Padre Pio

What To Do If You Can’t Pray

“If you can talk with the Lord in prayer, talk to Him, offer Him your praise; if, due to great…