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Are you Catholic, millennial, and wondering how to take the next step in your spiritual life? If so, then you will love ‘One Step Closer: 40 Doses of Motivation, Hacks, and …

White pinpoint in the night days of life’s rough voyage – Long had i searched for that lonely glitter, that far off tip of a last hopefilled straw. But my …

Darren Wallace, LC Starting the Adventure of Philosophy Growing up, I was always more of an action/oriented type of person, and not your typical intellectual and lover of snuggling up …

 Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and …

When you’re walking by and see this: … you can’t just look away and pretend nothing happened. It might be the vibrant red that hits you in the face or …

 Br Joseph Ory “Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.” (Gaudete in Domino I) Chilling words, not because the …

A few months ago I was visiting a town west of Mexico City called Valle de Bravo and had the chance to stop into a little Carmelite monastery and retreat …

A few years ago a friend of mine wrote a book about a priest who suffered amnesia as a result of an accident. He forgot who he was and where …

 Br Joseph Ory, LC What I learned as a kid from my mom: if you get in a fight with your brother or sister, you should both say you’re sorry, …

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit …

 Br Joseph Ory, LC As I was getting off the bus, two groups were getting on: joyful seminarians and beautiful college girls. I was taken aback at first, but that’s …

Before Adam and Eve sinned, the Bible says God and man conversed daily as friends, “walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (see Gen 3:8). Even after …

Many a time in my years following God, I have found myself complaining. “Why don’t you speak more clearly? What is up with this? I mean you are God! Things …

 by Arturo Guerra, LC A hamburger tastes better if you put some mustard, ketchup and a recently invented salsa on it.  A cake covered with chocolate frosting or strawberry jam …

Last year Pope Francis elevated the liturgical celebration of St. Mary Magdalene to the category of “feast day”. The Holy Father did so, in part, to encourage us to “reflect …

 Br Patrick O’Loughlin, LC Some tears are shed in silent sympathy, As friends are wont to offer by embrace. While others trickling down cheeks blissfully In fact paint joy’s sublime …

.Br Patrick O’Loughlin, LC   Black   Mist   Night Breath   Word   Light. Sweat   Sword   Dusk   Sea Dawn   Staff   Waves   Free. Born   Blind   Wash   Sight Save   Me.   Unbidden those words came …

 Br Patrick O’Loughlin, LC   This body barely keeps up pace, my heart forgets its bounds, And wearied mind and muscles ache still far from far-flung towns. At this long …

 Br Patrick O’Loughlin, LC   Miserable and Merciful first kissed at Bethlehem While snowflakes hid their tight embrace from scornful eyes. A scroll of mercy clasped in baby grip outshone …

In 2011 I was asked to be the godfather at my niece Ava’s baptism. I was more than happy to take on this responsibility, and I felt honored to be …

“Alright, everybody, listen up! Today’s hike up Tripyramid is going to be a tough one. Our time is limited and it’s a long way to the top, so we are …

Technology has developed constantly along human existence, but it seems that in recent years its development has also accelerated, crazily accelerated. So much so that we feel pushed back against …

by Ryan Carlin, LC   Ed Sheeran’s song «A Team» tells the story of a young lady who has gotten caught in a drug addiction which has subsequently driven her …

God promises to make all things new in the second reading. Christ tells us in the gospel how He wants us to participate in this new creation – by loving …

Happy Easter! Over the past few days, we have been meditating on the central mysteries of our Faith. The Resurrection gives us light in this time of darkness. When all …

Patrick O’Loughlin, LC Saturday was no more. The first cloudy wisps of dawn poked through the blackness of night and sent hope to the weary country folk beneath. All were …

“Thus I will rend with my teeth and nails the eternal pain that stings my heart.” With these stirring words, Gaetano Cellini engraves his powerful sculpture Humanity Against Evil. Here …

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