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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
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3 Marks of an Authentic Disciple (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading from the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary…

Gospel reflection vocation
Gospels

3 Spiritual Exercises to Help Discern Your Vocation (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary…

Gospel reflection Epiphany
Gospels

How to Pray with Your Imagination on Epiphany (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the Feast of Epiphany. We…

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Faith & Life

Icon of Living Faith: 3 Things Mary Teaches Us About How to Follow Her Son (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the Solemnity of Mary, Mother…

Gospel reflection 3rd Sunday Advent Spiritual Exercise 5 Ways to Prepare the Way of the Lord
Advent and Christmas

5 Ways to Prepare the Way of the Lord: An Advent Spiritual Exercise (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 3rd Sunday of Advent,…

Gospel reflection
Advent and Christmas

3 Thought Experiments to Unleash Glory in Your Life (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 2nd Sunday of Advent,…

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Gospels

How to Exercise Your Authority as a Child of God (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a Gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 34th Sunday in Ordinary…

Marriage Preparation
Faith & Life

3 Ways You Can Prepare for Your Future Spouse (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary…

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Faith & Life

Conquer the Day: Four Points for Morning Meditation (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary…

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Gospels

5 Things Jesus Teaches About Leadership (Gospel Reflection)

Is your authority building up, or tearing down? Presenting five things that Jesus teaches about leadership, used as an examination…

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Controversial Subjects

The Immigration Issue: How to Discern Amidst Controversy (Gospel Reflection)

How do we approach controversial political issues from a Catholic perspective, especially ones as charged as immigration? Discerning what we’re…

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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…