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Dog Training
Faith & Life

What Did Dog Training Teach Me About the Spiritual Life? (More Than I Thought!)

Everyone thought he was just a cute and cuddly dog, a homeless mutt, who sat shyly in his little kennel…

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,…

Death Judgment Heaven Hell
Faith & Life

Death, Judgment, Heaven & Hell: How Not to Ignore The Inevitable

I have some news for you. You’re going to die. We all are–not now, maybe, not in the near future,…

Self-Knowledge

Do You Have Too Much Stuff? What the Minimalism Movement Has to do With Purgatory

The minimalist movement is a refreshing trend in modern society. It’s a turning away from the mentality of Madonna’s “Material…

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,…

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Consecrated Life

The Seven Hearts of a Priest

God calls those He wants to be priests. He chooses them from among His people in order to consecrate them,…

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Gospels

How to Free Yourself From Your Inner Demons (Gospel Reflection)

“The imagination is more active in the dark than in the light of day.” ~ Immanuel Kant Gospel Reflection for…

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…

Fulton Sheen

Inner Beauty Of Grace Wins The Soul

Beauty without virtue is like a fair flower that has an offensive odor. But true beauty bathes in that light…

Jean Vanier

To find the true meaning of marriage or community we have to accept our wound.

Even the most beautiful community can never heal the wound of loneliness that we carry. It is only when we…

Soren Kierkegaard

“If I were a doctor and were asked for my advice, I would reply: Create silence!”

If I were a doctor and were asked for my advice, I would reply: Create silence! The Word of God…

Blaise Pascal

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

Jacques Philippe

Lord, I ask your pardon, I have sinned again.

Lord, I ask your pardon, I have sinned again. This, alas, is what I am capable of doing on my…

Rainer Maria Rilke

Short Story about Masks: They Promise to Make You Feel Free, But Are You?

I wept, but the mask did not let the tears escape; they ran down inside over my cheeks and dried…

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…