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Consecrated Life

Would You Be Able To Workout With These Nuns?

The Capuchin Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart in Poland have made it a habit to workout each morning in…

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Gospels

How to Go Into the Desert: Entering the Wild, Scary, Interior Battle of Lent (Gospel Reflection)

“Though in Your sight I despise myself and reckon myself dust and ashes, there is something I know about You,…

Faith & Life

God and the Gym (Part 1): The Rules of Conduct

My gym has a few things it can teach us church-going folk, especially when it comes to taking liberties with…

exorcism
God & Mystery of Evil

7 Truths About Exorcism and Exorcists

Frequently, while watching TV or when we go to the movies, we find that many of the stories told have…

guardian angels

Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels: 4 Mass Prayers to Help Cultivate a Relationship With Your Own

October 2nd is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. How often do you think about yours? I confess that…

manly
Leadership

“You Shall Not Pass!” – Ode to the Manly Priest and the Priestly Man

I have a pastor who is “in his natural habitat” at the altar and at the pulpit. His ars celebrandi…

Bourne Trilogy
Spiritual Combat

5 Truths About Christian Life that the Bourne Trilogy Reminded Me Of

It’s true that movies about spies, shootings, and chases (like the Bourne Trilogy) have little to do with the faith….

Jacques Philippe

What Did St. Therese of Lisieux Ask God For as a Punishment for Her Sins?

Daddy, I’m not perfect, I do lots of silly things, but you know how much I love you! And when…

Jean Vanier

The cry of the poor is threatening to the rich person within us

The cry for love and communion and for recognition that rises from the hearts of people in need reveals the…

St. Louis de Montfort

The Secret To Receiving A Crown Of Glory By St. Louis De Montfort

If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your…

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…

Jacques Philippe

“The Christian life is a combat, a war without mercy”

Every Christian must be thoroughly convinced that his spiritual life can in no way be viewed as the quiet unfolding…

Thomas Keating

3 Simple Movements to “Let Go” when You are Upset

The Welcoming Prayer practice is a way of “letting” into the present moment in the ordinary routines of daily life….

G.K. Chesterton

On the adventure of the Christian virtues

The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice.

Origen of Alexandria

True Soldiers of Christ Must be Prepared to Do Battle for the Truth

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so…