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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 Be Courageous! How to Overcome Your Addiction to Sin
Faith & Life

Be Courageous! How to Overcome Your Addiction to Sin

Be Courageous! How to Overcome Your Addiction to Sin Overcome your bad habits and sin by claiming authority as a…

Gospel reflection - 3 Marks of an Authentic Disciple
Apostolate

3 Marks of an Authentic Disciple

3 Marks of an Authentic Disciple 3 Marks of an Authentic Disciple 1. Repent Every day, you must practice ongoing…

Gospel reflection vocation
Gospels

3 Spiritual Exercises to Help Discern Your Vocation

3 Spiritual Exercises to Help Discern Your Vocation 2 Spiritual Exercises to help discern your vocation. 1. Think about Courage:…

Gospel reflection Epiphany
Gospels

How to Pray with Your Imagination on Epiphany

How to Pray with Your Imagination on Epiphany 2 Spiritual Exercises to let the light of Christ shine and break…

gospel reflection
Faith & Life

3 Things Mary Teaches Us About How to Follow Her Son

  We invite you to watch Father’s video, then prayerfully read the Gospel and reflection. We pray that this might…

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

Advent is a time to prepare your heart for Jesus’ coming at Christmas, as well as to prepare others around…

Gospel reflection
Advent and Christmas

3 Thought Experiments to Unleash Glory in Your Life

Advent is a wonderful time to examine your heart and your prayer life, and to make small changes that can…

Gospel reflection
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

  If you feel that you are called to marriage, there are series of things that you can do to…

Free Catholic Bible Study Matthew
Faith & Life

Conquer the Day: Four Points for Morning Meditation

  How well (or poorly) do you prepare for your day? In light of this week’s gospel, are you one…

leadership gospel reflection
Gospels

5 Things Jesus Teaches About Leadership

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

immigration gospel reflection
Controversial Subjects

The Immigration Issue: How to Discern Amidst Controversy

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