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"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Teresa of Avila

“Be sure that in proportion as you advance in fraternal charity, you are increasing in your love of God, for His Majesty bears so tender an affection for us that I cannot doubt He will repay our love for others by augmenting, in a thousand different ways, that which we bear for Him.” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church; Interior […]

"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber

Five Keys to Living an Integrated Life

Have you ever played a part, taking on a role of someone else? Some might think back to an occasion when they participated in a school play. Others might think about their roles in business or sales, or even within the home as parents when they might have employed the “good cop / bad cop” approach to resolve a problem. […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Paul of the Cross

“O Jesus, my Love, may my heart be consumed in loving Thee; make me humble and holy; give me childlike simplicity; transform me into thy holy love. O Jesus, life of my life, joy of my soul, God of my heart, accept my heart as an altar, on which I will sacrifice to Thee the gold of ardent charity, the […]

Photography © by Andy CoanPhotography © by Andy Coan

Encountering the Word – Colossians 3:12-13

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. (Colossians 3:12-13)   Print this entry

"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Teresa of Avila

“Although it is a great grace from God to practise self-examination, yet ‘too much is as bad as too little,’ as they say; believe me, by God’s help, we shall advance more by contemplating the Divinity than by keeping our eyes fixed on ourselves, poor creatures of earth that we are.” (St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church; Interior Castle, […]

"Conversion of Saint Paul" (detail) by Caravaggio"Conversion of Saint Paul" (detail) by Caravaggio

The Pain of Conversion

“Did you experience any loss of friends and family due to your conversion? If you did, how did you get through the grief and loss? Thanks.” The question, from a new Facebook friend, cut me to the heart. As I ponder his words, a rush of memories and emotions flood my mind. The answer to his first question, I assure […]

Photography © by Andy CoanPhotography © by Andy Coan

Reconciliation and the Prodigal Son

“For our sakes God made him who did not know sin to be sin, so that in him we might become the very holiness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Some Christians reading these words over the last few centuries have gotten the wrong idea.  They’ve put this Scripture together with Jesus’ cry from the cross “My God, My God, why […]

"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber"King David in Prayer (detail)" by Pieter de Grebber

Frequently Asked Questions for Making a Daily Examen

We have arrived at the Third Sunday of Lent. By now, hopefully, we have been diving deep into the mystery of God and His love for us. A necessary part of advancing in the spiritual life and forming a deeper relationship with God is to examine ourselves, praying that God will reveal to us our soul as He sees it. […]