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Catholic Faith

How To Pray A Novena – A Visual Step By Step Guide

The novena is a Catholic practice of prayer that’s done over the course of nine days. Its practice goes back…

Evangelization

One Unusual Way That You Can Help the People of Great Britain (and Your Own Country Too!)

There is much in society to worry us, both at home and abroad. We can easily fall into despair at…

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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,…

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Prayer

What to do During a Visit to the Blessed Sacrament: A Step-by-Step Visual Guide

The first time I visited the Blessed Sacrament, I was eight years old. I did it in the context of…

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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….

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Prayer

Why You Should Want the Gift of Tongues

For whatever reason, the gift of tongues has become one of the most controversial gifts of the Holy Spirit. So,…

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Evangelization

What Thousands of College Students Taught Me About Prayer

I’ve been a Catholic for almost thirty years, and I find that one of the most moving experiences I have…

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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…

St. Louis de Montfort

The Secret To Becoming A Great Saint

The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed…

St. Augustine of Hippo

How to Pray Without Ceasing Through the Desire of the Heart

There is another inward kind of prayer without ceasing, which is the desire of the heart.

St. John of the Cross

So Great Is Love That It Takes God Prisoner

Great is the power and tenacity of love, for it overcomes and binds God Himself. Happy the soul that loves,…

Catholic Prayers

Come, Holy Spirit | Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love. V. Send…

St. Pope John Paul II

How To Hear The Voice Of Christ

In the hidden recesses of the human heart, the grace of a vocation takes the form of a dialogue. It…

Catholic Church

Never Forget: Action is Subordinated to Contemplation. Does Your Lifestyle Reflect that?

It is of the essence of the Church that she be both human and divine, visible and yet invisibly equipped,…

Fr. Thomas Dubay

What’s the Difference between Christian Mysticism, Buddhism and Hinduism? (Quote)

People who confuse the mysticism of Paul, Augustine, the Gregorys, Teresa and John with what oriental writers discuss have only…

St. John Chyrsostom

During Mass “Are you not lifted up to heaven?”

When you see the Lord immolated and lying upon the altar, and the priest bent over that sacrifice praying, and…