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Our Step by Step Guide to Detoxing Your Soul

Many of us would sooner eat a kale smoothie than go to Confession. Why? Because we value physical health, the…

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Do You Find it Hard to Embrace Imperfection? Sunday’s Gospel is For You

“Love begins where the balance ends: an ode to imperfect love.” Meditation for the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. May 27th,…

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God and the Gym (Part 4): No Pain, No Gain

Today we present the final installment of our God and the Gym series, a poetic reflection on rigorous fitness, physical…

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God and the Gym (Part 3): Unity and Community

I want to develop the theme of unity of body and soul, introduced at the end of my last article…

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God and the Gym (Part 2): False Starts and New Resolutions

To begin is for everyone. To persevere is for saints. ~ St. Josemaria Escriva An active physical life and an…

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8 Battles Against Sin That We Can’t Afford to Lose

Sometimes the culture of relativism makes us think that matters pertaining to evil and the spiritual battle are nothing more…

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What Does “Burying the Talent” Mean in Rabbinic Law and Why is it Important For You?

“Good reason still existed; but it was kept concealed, for fear of the popular reason.” – Manzoni Fear of change, of responsibility,…

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Why You Should Consider an Online Retreat

Going on the occasional retreat is essential to the Christian life. It is necessary to set aside time to be…

Every flower created by Him is beautiful

I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of…

Pope Benedict XVI

Only where God is seen does life truly begin

It is really so: the purpose of our lives is to reveal God to men. And only where God is…

The Three Gifts that the Infant Jesus’s Asks Us For This Epiphany

Therefore we wanted to open ourselves and sought for a star to show us the right way. And it arose…

St. Gregory of Nyssa

In Spiritual Birth, We are Our Own Parents: It Depends on Our Decision

Here [in the spiritual realm] birth is not the result of intervention from outside, as happens with bodily creatures who…

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…

Mother Teresa’s Beautiful Prayer of Total Surrender: “You are Free Then”

Jesus said, ‘I have chosen you. I have called yo by name.’ Everyday you have to say, ‘Yes.’ Total surrender….

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. Joan of Arc

“But since God had commanded me to go…”

“But since God had commanded me to go, I must do it. And since God had commanded it, had I…