Spirituality

  • "This is our poverty but also our grandeur: to plead for the consolation of God, who in his tenderness comes to wipe the tears from our eyes."

  • "My wish for you, who may still be wondering about the Holy Spirit, is to let go and let God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, become more present in your life"

  • "Mother Teresa preached a similar message to Thérèse of Lisieux.  “Not all of us can do great things,” she said. “But we can do small things with great love.”"

  • "Whether the person seeking refuge is a genuine refugee according to the Geneva Convention or somebody fleeing poverty, do we not have a father-like responsibility to welcome that person in a loving embrace?"

  • "Careful listening and paying attention require energy and commitment from us. We know that kind of increased attentiveness as a form of prayer"

  • What is it that we truly thirst for?

  • "It is a basic human need to have heroes, people who inspire and are bigger than life. St. Jean de Brébeuf is one of those figures."

  • " Many storms confront us. COVID-19 is certainly such a storm. Can I truly believe that God is with me, as this Psalm promises?"

  • "God is not going to knock us over to get closer to us.   We already have the freedom to invite Him into our lives or not."

  • "Although Christians don't observe Ramadan, it's helpful for us to be aware of it and to have an informed appreciation of what our Muslim neighbours are experiencing"

  • "". . .“the wise attitude towards desire consists in accepting its four types: physiological, cultural, interpersonal, and divine. The point is not to oppose them to one another or to do away with the lower forms, but to respect their hierarchy. ""

  • "I am invited to pray in the silence of my innermost being to a God who is a friend of silence. "

  • "For me, this mantra brings me to that consciousness and to a deep hope, faith and love in God who journeys with us through this time of suffering."

  • "Romero is an example of a bishop who has the smell of the sheep (the phrase coined by Francis) and who walks alongside his flock."

  • "As we celebrate the life of a husband and foster father who remained faithful, let’s ponder the illustrations of faithful devotion and the righteous men and women we see all around us."

  • " I’m not looking for signs of God’s presence, but that day in unexpected circumstances, I knew that I was a loved."

  • “Do You See What I See.” is a new series. Contributors were invited to ask the question “Do You See What I See?” and apply it one of their favourite saints in a way that explains “why” this particular member of that great community is the one they return to time after time. Readers are encouraged t

  • “Do You See What I See.” is a new series. Contributors were invited to ask the question “Do You See What I See?” and apply it one of their favourite saints in a way that explains “why” this particular member of that great community is the one they return to time after time. Readers are encouraged t

  • "For me, a stronger friendship with Mary gave birth to a closer relationship to Her Son Jesus in my heart and in my life. My friendship with the Mother of the Lord helps to make me a better person, and opens my heart wider to the promptings of the Holy Spirit."

  • “Do You See What I See.” is a new series. Contributors were invited to ask the question “Do You See What I See?” and apply it one of their favourite saints in a way that explains “why” this particular member of that great community is the one they return to time after time. Readers are encouraged t

  • "A discerned approach to life – even a simple reading of the Gospel – can be so challenging. Many of us would prefer that someone just tell us how to live."

  • Magis "is about a resolute determination never to settle for less, and to see obstacles not as barriers but new opportunities."

  • "We do not just commemorate the event of the Last Supper; we receive the bounty of that sacrifice whenever we seek it.  Isn’t that amazing?  Perhaps even “prodigal”?"

  • "The leaders had hoped the example of these deaths would frighten other Christians. Instead, it emboldened them. They grew stronger in the profession of their faith."

  • "Even in my suffering I was comforted because your promise gave me life." (Psalm 119:50)"

  • "Perhaps our reading of the Catholic press should be accompanied by reading the Acts of the Apostles"

  • "Scripture states that Our Lord promised to provide us with a special family if we followed and believed in Him. Jerry Howarth has become my ‘brother in Christ’"

  • "We struggle, and we suffer, and many of us find ourselves in situations which we simply cannot “solve."”

  • "Another underlying interpretation from these reported apparitions seems to be: Pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for she is the new Mediatrix. "

  • The priest answers questions about salvation thru faith alone.

  • " What I realized over the following days was how much my instinctive love of Holy Mother Church is almost visceral. I have a reflex instinct to defend her"

  • Recently, Cardinal Czerny - along with other Jesuits - was asked to write about courage. His article is today's post.

  • "I started to think about the Prodigal Son Parable.  Of all of Jesus’ parables, this one has always spoken to me the most.  Not because of the prodigal son, but rather the older son.  The one who is resentful.  The one who has obeyed his father throughout his life.  Obeyed, not out of love; obeyed o

  • Some thoughts from the General Synod of the Anglican Church on marriage equality.

  • "“Through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Way, I invoke God’s abundant blessings upon all the world’s migrants and refugees and upon all those who accompany them on their journey.” "

  • "The first ten days went well until my spiritual director Father John Govan asked me to pray over the Nativity story in Luke"

  • "After centuries of harm done through domination, a deep transformation in the relationship had occurred through friendship and mutuality."

  • I left myself open to God’s presence, not placing any high expectations on the outcome of walking the labyrinth. What helped once again, was reminding myself to, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)."

  • "Together, in solidarity, we can bring hope as we stand with vulnerable people who CJI supports in some of the most conflicted and hard to reach places in our world."

  • "It is with a heart full of gratitude that I share these words that remind me of the gift of faith I received over fifty years ago."

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