If You Aspire To Serve The Lord, Prepare Yourself For An Ordeal | Sirach 2:1

“My child, if you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal” (Sirach 2:1)

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These 8 Keys To Prayer Will Change The Way You Pray

Prayer is intended to be our way of communicating with God. It is a gift, yet sometimes it becomes a task, a burden, or a mundane part of our daily routine. We may also experience dry spells in our spiritual life and begin to feel disconnected from the God who loves us so deeply. And, many […]

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The One Thing That May Be Holding Your Life Back | Luke 13:1-9

The One Thing That May Be Holding Your Life Back | Luke 13:1-9

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the gospel reading personally. A great way of doing this is using the “Lectio Divina”; this is a powerful method which we explain here. The following is the Sunday gospel reading with a reflection that is especially aimed at youth. We hope that […]

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How Jesus' Wounds Convinced Doubting Thomas To Open The Doors Of His Heart | Catholic Bible Study

How Jesus’ Wounds Convinced Doubting Thomas To Open The Doors Of His Heart | Catholic Bible Study

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Gospel Reading personally. A great way of doing this is using the “Lectio Divina”; this is a powerful method which we explain here. The following is the Sunday gospel reading with a reflection that is especially aimed at youth. […]

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Uncontainable Joy & Keeping Secrets: 3 Thought Experiments

Father Ian VanHeusen presents a Catholic Bible Study and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading from Mark 1:40-45, when Jesus cleanses the leper and His reputation for miracles and wonders begins to spread near and far. We invite you to watch Father’s video, then prayerfully read the Gospel and reflection. We pray that this might […]

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Is Your Life Bearing Fruit? An Examination of Conscience

Are you bearing fruit? Seeing our own limitations, forming and examining our conscience, and connecting with God’s mercy is something that takes deliberate and intentional work, in cooperation with the Holy Spirit and thanks to the insights of the saints who’ve gone before us. Father Ian VanHeusen presents an examination of conscience and spiritual exercises […]

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A Step-By-Step Guide To Not Read The Bible Like A Robot: Lectio Divina

Oftentimes our Wikipedia-mindset has taught us to read like robots. It’s one thing to read a text looking to obtain information, it’s another looking to undergo transformation. “Reading” the Bible isn’t meant to merely offer certain ideas or reflections, it is meant to be an encounter, through the Holy Spirit, with the living Word who is Jesus. […]

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Why Journal Your Prayer Time?

Whether you prefer morning, afternoon, or evening prayer time, keeping a journal along with your spiritual reading offers many benefits. Drew and Katie Taylor recently sat down with Kelly Wahlquist and Allison Gingras from WINE: Women in the New Evangelization to discuss the power of journaling and their new daily devotional Called By Name: 365 […]

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You’re going to be hearing a lot about Hallow over the next few weeks. We’ve just launched a partnership with this revolutionary Catholic prayer and meditation app and we’re so excited to share how we’ve been growing spiritually because of it with you. Katie and Drew Taylor recently did a Facebook Live Question and Answer […]

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The Best Catholic Christmas Gift Guide: 45 Ideas For All Occasions And Ages!

This time of year is when many people start frantically searching for the perfect gift for every person on their list. It can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and draining. Many times we lose the joy and peace that comes with Christmas because we are so worried about the gifts. We’ve compiled a list of meaningful Catholic […]

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The Weakness Of St. Peter: What He Teaches Us About Surrendering Our Fears

How do you deal with suffering? How do you learn to push through discomfort, fear and anxiety for the sake of Jesus Christ? At some point in life, we all must encounter fears, and some of them are too heavy to overcome alone. In Matthew 16:21, Peter balks at Jesus’ description of the suffering He […]

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What Is The Miraculous Medal?

“O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.”Prayer of the Miraculous Medal What Is The Miraculous Medal? The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us: “Sacramentals are sacred signs instituted by the Church. They prepare men to receive...

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 5:3 The Gospels are the first four books of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These books teach us facts about Jesus’ life and share valuable lessons we can learn...

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