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Five Key Themes From Scripture

Five Key Themes From Scripture

An excerpt from "The Quick Reference Guide to the Catholic Bible"

comments | Posted Aug 19, 2014 | Filed in Prayer

Although there are seventy-three books in the Bible, certain themes unify the Scriptures. Continue »


Praying with Mary

Praying with Mary

On this Feast of the Assumption, let her song of praise teach you how to pray.

comments | Posted Aug 15, 2014 | Filed in Saints & Christian Heroes

Mary’s Song, called the Magnificat, tells us more than any other gospel story just how Mary approached prayer (Luke 1:46-55). Mary had heard that her long-barren cousin Elizabeth was pregnant, and so she went to visit her. Continue »


“If Today You Hear His Voice . . .”

“If Today You Hear His Voice . . .”

How to listen to God in Scripture

comments | Posted Aug 12, 2014 | Filed in Personal Spirituality

Unlike any other book ever written, the Bible is “living and active” (Hebrews 4:12). Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Scripture has the power to bring God himself into our lives. Listen, for instance, to Moses as he addresses the Israelites just as they are about to enter the Promised Land. Continue »


What Does Holiness Look Like?

What Does Holiness Look Like?

This exercise will help you find out.

comments | Posted Aug 08, 2014 | Filed in Personal Spirituality

When we try to think of ourselves as holy, often our first reaction is to exclaim, “Not me!” That may be because we tend to think of holiness as something reserved for great saints and heroes, and we know we aren’t in that category! However, the truth is that by the fact of our baptism we are all called to holiness. Continue »


The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration of the Lord

It is good that we are here. (Luke 9:33)

comments | Posted Aug 06, 2014 | Filed in Prayer

Put yourself in Peter’s place. God had already revealed to him that Jesus was the Messiah (Luke 9:20). And now he is standing with James and John, watching Jesus’ appearance change before his eyes. Continue »


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