Prayer

 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 …

Lord, help me to tune out all that isn’t you.  I don’t want to be a radio whose dial keeps spinning so there’s no way to hear any one thing …

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 …

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 …

My Jesus, my Life, you call me through the quiet mountain breeze, through the cry of the hawk and the waving grasses.  Your voice reaches me through an endless horizon …

 Br Jeremiah Murphy, LC Go out into the deep— Don’t be afraid to weep; Even if you’re a lost sheep, You’re still mine to keep. . Know that souls too …

Deeper. What does it mean to go deeper, to be a profound person? I believe that it simply means to have grown in our relationship with God—he  knows us best, …

Lord, you and I both know that there’s more to life than running around with my nose close to the ground, chasing after this or that goal, racing to beat …

I guess this is a common spiritual experience for many of us: we already know that only one thing, One Person, matters, but then we have to actually live it… …

Al encontrarme con un antiquísimo libro con el salmo 143 de la época medieval, no pude resistirme en fotografiarlo. Un salmo que en la vulgata sería “Señor escucha mi oración” …

Prayer for Corpus Christi Jesus, you hide yourself in the host, bread become God, because my eyes are still too weak to behold your glory.  And my faith still falters …

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. ( John 10:10) Life.  The most sacred of the old myths hint at it and the highest of prophets …

Christopher Vogel, LC   Being a Christian is about following Christ and imitating Him in the way that He thinks, acts, and feels. Sometimes I have wondered what it would …

Here’s a new translation I made of Paul Claudel’s stations of the cross.  It’s a beautiful prayer and I hope it helps you this Lent!  I put the first station’s …

One of the most important aspects of prayer is actually starting!  We need to open our hearts to God’s presence and really want to be with him.  Hopefully this little prayer …

I’d like to share with you a prayer I wrote, a window into what I think every seminarian carries in his heart.  So if you’d like to pray for all of …

by Br Joseph Ory, LC How would you introduce yourself to someone?  Stand in front of them, maybe. Shake their hand.  What if they were blind?  Speak to them.  What …

Mother, as your month draws to a close, I’d like to take a few moments and share them exclusively with you.  I know there will be many moments in the …

I’ve always been afraid of deep water. As a child, when it came to sports, I always chose to run or to kick a ball over swimming. But now I …

Lord Jesus, maybe it’s a bit hard for me to pray directly to the Holy Spirit—I guess I’m not quite sure how to relate with him.  Yet I know he’s …

Holy Saturday.  The Word of God is silent.  So where are your words, your words that are spirit and life?  Today I feel abandoned, left to fend for myself in …

You know not the day nor the hour—that’s what I’ve heard you warn us.  In your parables, Lord, the bridegroom always arrives when everyone’s asleep.  And the master decides to …

My god was my belly, my motive self-love, O Lord.  I made a rational choice to return when my stomach won out over my pride.  So I returned to you.  …

It is 5:37 pm, and I have very few minutes left if I want to be on time. This is my daily meeting and I don’t want to miss it. …

An untidy reflection on Romans 12 Discernment is not like job searching. “What am I fit for?” or “What would I like to do with my life or in this …

A Prayer for the Feast of the Presentation Now let your servant go in peace, for I have seen… I have seen!  Simeon had waited his whole life for this …

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