Spirituality

 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 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 …

“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 …

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 …

 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 …

 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   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 …

 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, …

I just got my 2017 day-planner the other day. Yes, it’s a three-dimensional, paper-and-cardboard entity that many would consider more than outdated. So what?  I’m still with one foot in …

El pensamiento chestertoniano tiene una característica que lo hace especialmente atractivo. Es alegre. Sus escritos tienen esa profundidad superficial que se opone diametralmente a lo que entendemos por un escrito …

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 recently discovered this letter written by Pope Paul VI in 1957 back when he was cardinal of Milan, just six years before his election as pope. He writes this letter …

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… …

Recuerdo que estando en una procesión me encontré con esta escena. Éramos unos cien religiosos caminando por las calles pintorescas de Bolsena, Italia. Varias lenguas y culturas, pero un mismo …

A few weeks ago, we had a special Mass to celebrate the closing of the 75th anniversary of the Congregation. The General Director presided the Mass, the choir prepared special songs, …

One of the most common phrases I hear is “today’s culture is falling apart.” With economic crises, countries with problematic governments, hundreds of thousands of people fleeing their countries in the …

There is a beautiful tradition in Italy in which a priest visits every household in his parish. They call it la benedizione (Italian for blessing). They pray a little prayer …

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 …

The Easter Vigil is one of the highlights of the Christian year. Reaching the end of Lent, we begin the celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection with the year’s richest liturgy. One of the …

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 …

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 …

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