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The Catholic tradition is rich with spiritual practices that we can integrate into the days and seasons of our life. We should not try to reinvent the wheel here. Daily: prayer, spiritual reading and Mass whenever possible Weekly: Sabbath rest Monthly: spiritual direction, confession, support group Yearly: retreat (preferably silent) —from the online article These […]
An email to my daughter in January of this year: I mentioned the other day how I liked what mom said to you with regard to pressure you might be feeling about balancing everything… getting school work done, spending time with family, etc. Mom said she asked you what was most important in your life, […]
The blocked quotes below are from the book How to Be Holy by Peter Kreeft. As Leon Bloy often said, “Life, in the end, has only one tragedy: not to have been a saint.” —Ch. 1: Ten Reasons to Read This Book Romans 8: 28 We know that all things work together for good for […]
The “big picture plan” of God’s loving plan for men is Salvation History. Within the Bible’s library of 73 books, God reveals His overarching plan of Salvation History in 14 narrative books (Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, 1&2 Samuel, 1&2 Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 Maccabees, Luke, Acts). Knowing the storyline of Salvation History helps men […]
Enough (by Sara Groves from the album, Floodplain) Late nights, long hours Questions are drawn like a thin red line No comfort left over No safe harbor in sight Really we don’t need much Just strength to believe There’s honey in the rock, There’s more than we see In these patches of joy These stretches […]