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The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness

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The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness* Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist The Church observes the birth of John [the Baptist] as a hallowed event. We have no such commemoration for any other fathers, but it is significant that we celebrate the birthdays of John and Jesus. This day cannot be passed by. And even if my explanation does not match the dignity... Read More

Prayer

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The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness

The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness* Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist The Church observes the birth of John [the Baptist] as a hallowed event. We have no such commemoration for any other fathers, but it is significant that... Read More

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Lord, Open My Lips

Lord, Open My Lips “Lord, open my lips and my mouth will proclaim your praise.” (Psalm 51:15) These words ring out in the chapel, breaking the silence of the early morning. It is still dark outside and our community of... Read More

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O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore – Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Prayer – [UPDATED]

O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Prayer   UPDATE: Don’t miss the update note at the bottom of this page… As we mentioned earlier this year, on March 3rd, Pope Francis approved Blessed Elizabeth... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

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Aridity and Contemplation

Aridity and Contemplation Presence of God – Draw me to You, O Lord, by the road You choose and in any way You will; I ask only for grace to know how to follow... Read More

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Aridity and Dryness in Prayer Series

A comprehensive listing of spiritual direction posts on this site regarding dryness, or aridity, and the difficulties this can cause with prayer. Some posts on... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 8 “In Desolation, Work Towards Patience”

Description: This week, Dan and Melissa discuss Saint Ignatius’ Discernment of Spirits: Rule 8 and his exhortation to work at achieving patience during desolation,... Read More

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 7 “Resisting the Enemy’s Agitations”

Description: This week, Dan and Melissa discuss Discernment of Spirits: Rule 7 . This seventh rule encourages the soul seeking God to resist any agitations put... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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Climbing the Mountain

Climbing the Mountain “Come, let us climb the mountain of the Lord…” Isaiah... Read More

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Discernment of Spirits: Rule 8 “In Desolation, Work Towards Patience”

Description: This week, Dan and Melissa discuss Saint Ignatius’ Discernment... Read More

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Of Having a Humble Opinion of Ourselves

Of Having a Humble Opinion of Ourselves*   Editor’s Note: Last... Read More

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Spiritual Direction Did Not Work for Me – Now What?

Spiritual Direction did Not Work for Me – Now What?   Dear Father... Read More

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Book Club

What We Learn from Being “Caught in the Act”

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Life of Christ (Week 11 of 27) Is there value to being caught in the act? What... Read More

When the Spirit can Soar: Assisted Suicide and the Cross

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Life of Christ (Week 10 of 27) If the physical, natural, and biological life was... Read More

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