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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…

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…

Faith & Life

4 Things God Might Be Up To When You Are Suffering And Cannot Feel His Presence

I don’t have an answer to “if there is a God, why is there suffering?”. It is a question I…

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Recommended Movies

Classic Movie Recommendation: “Dead Poets Society” (1989)

When we make a list of the now deceased actor Robin Williams’ movies, surely one of the first to appear…

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…

feminism

3 Good Reasons Catholics Should be Feminists

If you’ve heard that being a feminist is anti-Catholic, think again. In today’s world, being a Catholic can be controversial….

Gospel reflection
Gospels

To Protest or to Smile and Nod… A Gospel Reflection on Complicated Relationships

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and…

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…

Rainer Maria Rilke

A Powerful Short-Story Reveals what Masks Do to Us!

I wept, but the mask did not let the tears escape; they ran down inside over my cheeks and dried…

Detachment: “Nothing else matters to me anymore, nothing has any value for me but Jesus”

Jesus does not want us to be attached to possessions, to human honors, to creatures. He asks humility. But His…

Thomas Merton

Why We Must Stop Looking At Our Actions If We Want To Find Ourselves

The soul that projects itself entirely into activity, and seeks itself outside itself in the work of its own will…

Thomas Merton

We Must Discover Who We Are and Not Just What We Do

1. We are warmed by fire, not by the smoke of the fire. We are carried over the sea by…

Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new!

“Belatedly I loved thee, O Beauty so ancient and so new, belatedly I loved thee. For see, thou wast within…

Thomas Keating

3 Simple Movements to “Let Go” when You are Upset

The Welcoming Prayer practice is a way of “letting” into the present moment in the ordinary routines of daily life….

St. Edith Stein

God’s Plan According to St. Edith Stein

Things were in God’s plan which I had not planned at all. I am coming to the living faith and…