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Clothed with the Garment of Salvation

Clothed with the Garment of Salvation

We have a wonderful dignity in Christ

comments | Posted Aug 31, 2015 | Filed in Personal Spirituality

"I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul. For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a mantle of justice." (Isaiah 61:10) Continue »


Prayer, Our Lifeline to God

Prayer, Our Lifeline to God

Do You Find It Hard to Pray? Here’s Some Practical Advice . . .

comments | Posted Aug 26, 2015 | Filed in Prayer

Prayer is not a last resort. It’s not what we do after we read the self-help books, after we go to the specialists, or after we surf the Internet. Prayer is our lifeline to God. Continue »


A Love That Is Lifelong

A Love That Is Lifelong

comments | Posted Aug 24, 2015 | Filed in Marriage & Family

We honor Augustine of Hippo as one of the great saints of the Church. Aside from the biblical authors, he is the writer most often cited in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It was he who laid theological foundations for the Church’s doctrine of marriage, and it was he who gave moral thinkers a vocabulary for the discussion of sexual ethics. Continue »


God’s Song of Love

God’s Song of Love

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Reminds Us of God’s Passionate Love for Us

comments | Posted Aug 20, 2015 | Filed in Saints & Christian Heroes

How many times have we heard someone tell us that God loves us? Love is a powerful and profound experience and yet those words—“God loves you”—can be so easily forgotten amid the day-to-day routine of life. Continue »


Transformer

Transformer

God sends the heat of his love to purify and transform us.

comments | Posted Aug 18, 2015 | Filed in Personal Spirituality

The seven hundred acres of fields on the ranch providing feed for cattle and horses were a challenge for plow and sower and reaper. And if one of those machines broke down during the window offered by the season, it could mean losing a crop. Continue »


The Assumption of Mary

The Assumption of Mary

Authentic Faith Looks Forward to Having a Glorified Body

comments | Posted Aug 15, 2015 | Filed in Prayer

We pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. —Pope Pius XII, "Munificentissimus Deus", 44 Continue »


Playing on an Interfaith Team

Playing on an Interfaith Team

When Dad and Mom Are on Different Paths . . .

comments | Posted Aug 10, 2015 | Filed in Marriage & Family

It would be great if husbands and wives were always at the same place along the same spiritual path, but life is often much more complicated. Ecumenical, or “mixed” marriages have become commonplace, and even couples who are both Catholic can find themselves growing apart spiritually. Continue »


The Transfiguration Points to Our Destiny in Christ

Every year on August 6, the church celebrates one of the most dramatic moments in the gospel, when Jesus’ first followers are given a glimpse of his heavenly glory. Continue »


Saint of the Confessional

Saint of the Confessional

How St. John Vianney Brought a Whole Town to Conversion

comments | Posted Aug 02, 2015 | Filed in Saints & Christian Heroes

On a gray and misty late afternoon in February 1818, a thirty-one-year-old priest reached the outskirts of a backwater village north of Lyons, France. Immediately, he knelt down on the roadside and prayed. Continue »


Learning How to Let Go

Learning How to Let Go

How St. Ignatius of Loyola Finally Gave in to the Lord

comments | Posted Jul 31, 2015 | Filed in Saints & Christian Heroes

In May of 1521, a captain in the Spanish army was wounded in battle—and the church has never been the same since. Continue »


Pope Francis’ Words of Wisdom to the Modern Family

In the following selections from his homilies and addresses, Pope Francis offers encouragement, practical advice, and wisdom to the modern family. Continue »


St. James the Apostle, Radiant Light for Christ

Boanerges, or “sons of thunder,” aptly described Jesus’ impetuous disciples James and John, the sons of Zebedee (Mark 3:17). James and John, who were fishermen when Jesus called them, were prominent among the twelve disciples. Continue »


I Can Do All Things in Christ

I Can Do All Things in Christ

We can do whatever God asks of us because Jesus has given us his divine strength.

comments | Posted Jul 22, 2015 | Filed in Personal Spirituality

One of the most promising—and intriguing—passages in the New Testament is this: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Continue »


Sharing the Faith That You Love

Sharing the Faith That You Love

How can all of us, everyday people who have no special training, become zealous evangelists?

comments | Posted Jul 18, 2015 | Filed in Marriage & Family

In their recent book "Sharing the Faith That You Love", popular Catholic authors and evangelists John and Therese Boucher share episodes from their own lives that illustrate how God works in us and through us when we open ourselves to his grace and to the leadings of his Spirit: Continue »


Glowing in the Warmth of a Sacred Fire

Glowing in the Warmth of a Sacred Fire

Kateri Tekakwitha burned with white-hot zeal, as the Holy Spirit led her in the way of mercy, steadfast love, and a humble walk with her God.

comments | Posted Jul 14, 2015 | Filed in Saints & Christian Heroes

In the frigid predawn darkness, a lone figure stood immobile in the snow: a young woman, oblivious to the cold, oblivious to the hour, alone with her God. She was just twenty-four years old, and her fragile health was failing. But her health had never been good, so why mind that now? What were these present sufferings compared to the life that awaited her? Continue »


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