The Endurance Of Darkness Is Preparation | St. John of the Cross

The Endurance Of Darkness Is Preparation | St. John of the Cross
The endurance of darkness is preparation for great light. - St. John of the Cross

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Why Did Jesus Need To Wash Peter’s Feet? An Urgent Question For Every Christian In Today’s World

esJesus comes to Peter to wash his feet. Peter says to him, “Lord, do you want to wash my feet?” Jesus answers, “What I am doing you do not know now but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, […]

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Can You Bear the Cross?

Can You Bear the Cross?

Can you bear the cross? Related content: Carry Your Cross And Follow Me | Matthew 16:24 The Crown And The Cross Go Together | Catholic-Link.org The Cross Is The Word Through Which God Has Responded To Evil In The World | Pope Francis The Cross Of Jesus: 5 Quotes From The Saints Love Held Jesus […]

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Gospel reflection Jn. 12:20-33 Dying in order to live

What A Buried Seed Teaches About True Love | Catholic Bible Study

“At Christmas I no more desire a rose /  Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled shows; / But like of each thing that in season grows…” ~ Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost Seeds cannot be sown at just any time of year. Everything has its time. The life of the earth, like our own, is […]

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woman at the well This week on the podcast we talk about how Moses was able to be real with God. He prayed in a way that showed his frustration

Liturgy Live 3rd Sunday In Lent | Reveal The Well

This week on the podcast we talk about how Moses was able to be real with God. He prayed in a way that showed his frustration with the people of Israel. The people knew what they needed but they didn’t ask God for it. In the Gospel we talk about the woman at the well, […]

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7 Characteristics Of God's Forgiveness And Mercy

7 Characteristics Of God’s Forgiveness And Mercy

In my post, 9 Things I Would Like To Have Known Before Getting Married, one of the points that raised a lot of questions was number 8: “A good marriage is the union of two people who are good at forgiving.” Many people contacted me relating how difficult it was for them to forgive and how […]

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“By His Wounds We Were Healed” | Isaiah 53:5

“By His Wounds We Were Healed” | Isaiah 53:5

“By His Wounds We Were Healed” | Isaiah 53:5   More Bible Verses To Inspire You! Related content: The Wounds Of Jesus | Catholic-Link.org 8 Bible Verses To Encourage Your Marriage Emergency Contact Numbers In The Bible 8 Bible Verses That Remind Us How Much God Loves Us The Seven “I AM” Statements Of Jesus In […]

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St. Michael's Lent

Learn To Rely On God By Observing St. Michael’s Lent

Increased attacks on Catholic churches in Europe, the US, and South America; growing political tensions; and abortion still considered healthcare are enough to prove the spiritual battle is intensifying. And, when you add on a growing pandemic and horrific accidents killing many and injuring thousands, it is clear that human power only goes so far […]

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The Death Of Jesus Was The Price For Our Life

The Death Of Jesus Was The Price For Our Life

The Death Of Jesus Was The Price For Our Life   More Catholic Resources Related content: Two Criminals Show Why The Crucified Jesus Is The Perfect Image Of God’s Love Christ Defeated Death So I Could Live My Life And The Stations Of The Cross: 14 Moments With Jesus Jesus’ Last Day And The Temptation […]

Do You Not Love Me In The Blessed Sacrament?

But our Lord could say to us: “You have loved Me on Calvary because there I washed away your sins. You have loved Me in the Crib because there I was meek and lovable. Why then do you not love Me in the Blessed Sacrament where I am always with you? You have only to […]

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Uniquely Loved By The Lord: Are You Allowing Him To Gaze Upon You?

In this Lenten series, Father Ian VanHeusen presents his weekly spiritual exercise based on the Sunday Readings to help us grow in our relationship with the Lord. What is a Spiritual Exercise, you ask? St. Ignatius of Loyola writes, “By the term “Spiritual Exercises” is meant every method of examination of conscience, of meditation, of […]

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A Beautiful Sonnet Attributed To The Saints

A Beautiful Sonnet Attributed To The Saints

A Beautiful Sonnet Attributed To The Saints A beautiful sonnet has been attributed to many saints such as St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila: “I am not moved to love you, Lord, By promises of paradise; Nor does the hell that terrifies Move me to want to sin no more. You […]

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The One BIG Thing You Are Probably Not Doing For Lent (And Why You Should)

We all know Lent is a penitential time of the year. However, what often happens during Lent is that many of the penances we adopt revolve around fasting, abstinence and prayer. Some of us give up coffee, desserts or snacks, others take on spiritual practices like trying to attend daily Mass. But sadly, almsgiving, the […]

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What Can Fasting Do For The Soul?

Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, kindles the true light of chastity. Related content: 7 Benefits Of Fasting According To St. Augustine Here’s Why Fasting Is Connected With Prayer Prayer Knocks, Fasting […]

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Who Will Help The Freezing Homeless Child?

Back in 1990, Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) spoke to a group about the Christian life and the good Samaritan. The title of the text was based on Isaiah 58:7 “Do not disregard those of your own flesh”. The message is clear: you can’t pretend to live your faith if you aren’t willing to make it […]

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“The Skinny On Fasting” – A Funny Video On A Serious Christian Discipline

Have you been fasting this Lent? Sure, it’s a struggle, but this ancient, scriptural, necessary Christian discipline is something Jesus expected and which Catholics for hundreds of years took as a given. (Check out our Illustrated Guide to Fasting) You’re not supposed to like it or be good at it… but, take heart! We do […]

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