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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…

Holiness

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…

Holiness

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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Gospels

How to Pray with Your Imagination on Epiphany (Gospel Reflection)

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Mass readings from the Feast of Epiphany. We…

Nativity
Advent and Christmas

7 Surprising Things the Characters of the Christmas Story Taught Me About Myself

If you were to walk through the narrative of the Nativity story, you’d know it pretty well, right? That’s not…

Christmas wrong
Advent and Christmas

7 Ways You Might Be Doing Christmas Wrong

I’m sorry that we used such a click-baity title because really we just want you to have the best Christmas…

Advent and Christmas

It’s the Loneliest Time of the Year… So What Are You Going to Do About It?

This Advent, I discovered a hilarious Nativity video from ODB Films that has challenged me spiritually. Watch it now: Can…

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…

Thomas Merton

Why We Must Stop Looking At Our Actions If We Want To Find Ourselves

The soul that projects itself entirely into activity, and seeks itself outside itself in the work of its own will…