You're signed up. Great to have you on board!

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.

Servant leadership
Faith & Life

What is Servant Leadership? (Gospel Reflection)

What is servant leadership? As leaders, we should be oriented towards service, self gift. It’s a simple principle, but it…

Gospel reflection unafraid of death
Faith & Life

How to Overcome Fear of Death to Risk Boldly for God (Gospel Reflection)

Are you afraid of death? Imagine just how much your fears hold you back from God’s awesome plan for your…

Divine Mercy
Faith & Life

Be Bold! The Father is Waiting and Will Always Catch You (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Are you holding back in your faith? Cowering in the locked upper room like the Disciples? Father Ian VanHeusen reflects…

spiritual exercises
Faith & Life

Is Your Consolation Authentic? (Not Every Good Feeling is Holy) | Easter Sunday Spiritual Exercises

Fr. Ian presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercises on the Gospel reading options for Easter ( 20:1-9, Mk. 16:1-7,…

Gospel reflection Palm Sunday discernment
Gospels

Finding Consolation in the Lord’s Passion (and in Your Own Life) | Lenten Spiritual Exercises Part 6 (Gospel Reflection)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for Palm Sunday, Mk. 14:1-15:47. Throughout…

Gospel reflection Ignatian Spiritual Exercises Discernment between Consolation and Desolation
Gospels

How to Discern Between Consolation & Desolation | Lenten Spiritual Exercises Part 5 (Gospel Reflection)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Lent,…

Gospel reflection
Gospels

Paradox of Faith: True Contrition Leads to Joy and Freedom | Lenten Spiritual Exercises Part 4 (Gospel Reflection)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for the 4th Sunday of Lent,…

Gospel reflection 3rd Sunday of Lent
Gospels

The Power of Persevering in a State of Grace | Lenten Spiritual Exercises Part 3 (Gospel Reflection)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday of Lent,…

Gospel Reflection Spiritual Exercise Particular Examination of Conscience Christ Kristiansen Unsplash
Gospels

5 Gifts of Living With a Clear Conscience | Lenten Spiritual Exercises Part 2 (Gospel Reflection)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for the 2nd Sunday of Lent,…

naassom azevedo gospel reflection ash wednesday
Gospels

3 Ways Self-Examination Leads to Spiritual Freedom (Gospel Reflection & Spiritual Exercise)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for Ash Wednesday, Matthew 6:1-6; 16-18….

Gospel reflection
Faith & Life

Uncontainable Joy & Keeping Secrets: 3 Thought Experiments (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading from the 6th Sunday in Ordinary…

gospel reflection
Faith & Life

Orient Your Day for Holiness? 4 Key Components of a Good Routine (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading from the 5th Sunday in Ordinary…