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Easter

Discovering Mary in the Triduum, Easter, and Beyond

Back in January, I realized that I didn’t know my Mother. No, not my biological mother, my spiritual Mother…our spiritual…

Gospel reflection Palm Sunday discernment
Gospels

Finding Consolation in the Lord’s Passion (and in Your Own Life) | Lenten Spiritual Exercises Part 6 (Gospel Reflection)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for Palm Sunday, Mk. 14:1-15:47. Throughout…

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Lent

Suffering Doesn’t Always Make Sense, But Embracing it Could Save Lives

One of the things we say when referring to Jesus, is that we call Him our Redeemer. We do this…

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,…

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

Dying In Order to Live: What a Buried Seed Teaches About True Love (Gospel Reflection)

Gospel Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Lent “At Christmas I no more desire a rose /  Than wish a…

Gospel reflection fear darkness unsplash
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…

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Gospels

Paradox of Faith: True Contrition Leads to Joy and Freedom | Lenten Spiritual Exercises Part 4 (Gospel Reflection)

Fr. Ian VanHeusen presents a gospel reflection and spiritual exercise on the Gospel reading for the 4th Sunday of Lent,…

Stations of the Cross by the Saints
Gospels

The Stations of The Cross | Video Reflections From 3 Saints

Praying the Stations of the Cross is an important spiritual practice during the season of Lent. Meditating on the sufferings…

Catholic Church

Beautiful, Ancient Holy Saturday Homily

“What is happening? Today there is a great silence over the earth, a great silence, and stillness, a great silence…

St. Pope John Paul II

Holy Thursday: The Mystery Of Love Entrusted

The washing of the feet and the sacrament of the Eucharist: two expressions of one and the same mystery of…

St. John Chyrsostom

It’s Not Just Your Mouth That Should Be Fasting

Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works. If you see a poor man, take pity on…

St. Augustine of Hippo

7 Benefits of Fasting According to St. Augustine

Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters…

St. Francis de Sales

Having Trouble With Your Lenten Fast? Advice From A Saint

…What can you do to strengthen your resolutions and make them succeed? There is no better means than to put…

Henri Nouwen

Jesus Entered Jerusalem like a Clown in a Parade to Teach us a Lesson about Easy Victories

I am less likely to deny my suffering when I learn how God uses it to mold me and draw…