• Carmelite Spirituality—Solitude and Prayer

    “Solitude is not an empty space, a void; it is an encounter with the God who loves us…” Dear Sister, What aspect of Carmelite Spirituality do you find most helpful for your prayer? Dear Friend, The short answer to your question is solitude. Here is the longer answer… Since all prayer begins with adoration, the environment surrounding my prayer must […]

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  • A Remembering Prayer

    This week’s poem in the Catholic Poetry Room is by Mary Margaret Freeman.                                                                                                […]

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  • Father Joseph Henchey: Jesus’ Holy Henchman

    I have been blessed to know hundreds of great priests whose friendship, words and example have made me a more faithful disciple and more fervent missionary. But the one who had the greatest impact of all, the one who never failed to inspire me — and countless other lay people, seminarians, priests, religious, and bishops — died on April 7, during […]

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  • Be a Witness for Christ!

    Do you know that you are a witness for Christ? When I was growing up in the southern part of the United States, I would from time to time encounter young, protestant teens and adults who would excitedly take to the streets to witness for Christ.  That is how they would refer to their efforts to evangelize. “Let‘s go witness!” These […]

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Into the Deep

Be a Witness for Christ!

Do you know that you are a witness for Christ? When I was growing up in the southern part of the United States, I would from time to time encounter young, protestant teens and adults who would excitedly take to the streets to witness for Christ.  That is how they would refer to their efforts to evangelize. “Let‘s go witness!” These […]

The Divine Mercy Awaits

Jesus is waiting for you right here, right now. He is all holy and He desires you to be in communion with Him. For that, you do not in this life need to be perfect; you need to be forgiven, to be healed and to be contrite and desire holiness. Give your life to Jesus today. Make that committment. Christ […]

New Life in Christ

“For through the law I died to the law, that I might live for God, I have been crucified with Christ; yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me” (Galatians […]

Surrender & Strength

Lessons from Emmaus Road for the Anxious and Discouraged

We are all familiar with the “walk to Emmaus” (Luke 24:13-35) by two of Christ’s disciples the evening of the Resurrection in Luke’s Gospel.  These two men, overcome with hopelessness and discouragement, were talking about the incredible events they had witnessed over the previous few days as they were walking to their home village of Emmaus outside of Jerusalem.  As […]

Simplify Your Life

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with all of the stress, responsibilities and challenges in your daily life? If I am honest with myself, the times I feel most anxious or stressed are usually caused by my lifelong tendency to overcomplicate things and an inclination towards “busyness”. I am grateful for the occasional insights I have into ways to address this […]

Why Do We Follow a Secular Compass?

I don’t know about you, but I rarely get through the day without feeling beaten up a little by the demands and pervasive negative influence of the world. It is difficult to find peace and block out the noise. I am challenged to avoid committing the same venial sins over and over each day. In my weakness, I tend to […]

Between the Sundays

The Beauty of Compline

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A God of Surprises

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The faith of Dismas

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The Beauty of Frequent Confession

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Sunday Scripture Reflections

In the Spotlight

Father Joseph Henchey: Jesus’ Holy Henchman

I have been blessed to know hundreds of great priests whose friendship, words and example have made me a more faithful disciple and more fervent missionary. But the one who had the greatest impact of all, the one who never failed to inspire me — and countless other lay people, seminarians, priests, religious, and bishops — died on April 7, during […]

Daily Extras

Daily Catholic Quote — St. Ignatius of Loyola

A Daily Quote to Inspire Your Catholic Faith “Out of gratitude and love for him we should desire to be reckoned fools.” (St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest) The Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (1491 – 1556) is July 31. Please share on Facebook and other social media you choose below. Print this entry

Your Daily Bible Verses — Isaiah 40:11

Encountering the Word — Your Daily Bible Verses He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. (Isaiah 40:11) Please share on Facebook and other social media you choose below. Print this entry

Daily Catholic Quote — St. John of the Cross

A Daily Quote to Inspire Your Catholic Faith “Wisdom enters through love, silence, and mortification. It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.” (St. John of the Cross) The Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church (A.D. 1542 – […]

Your Daily Bible Verses — John 6:40

Encountering the Word — Your Daily Bible Verses “For this is the will of my Father, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40) Please share on Facebook and other social media you choose below. Print this entry