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Loving with Everything We’ve Got

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Dear Father John,  you’ve written about seeking first the kingdom of God.  What does that really mean? It Means Loving with Everything We’ve Got! Seeking something involves knowing about it, wanting it, and going out to take possession of it. These three activities correspond to the three basic powers of the human soul: the mind, which knows and understands;... Read More

Prayer

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Rosary on the Headboard — Poetry from Donna Sue Berry

Rosary on the Headboard I stumbled through my daily grind Right up until midnight, Then fell in bed without my prayers; I knew it wasn’t right. So tired I was, almost asleep, But thoughts kept waking me, To rise and pray a rosary Upon my... Read More

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To God with Love: St Teresa and the Way of Perfection

To God With Love:  St Teresa and The Way of Perfection To God with Love, I am yours, I was born for You: What do You want me to do? Teresa of Jesus These words taken from one of St. Teresa’s poems could easily have been penned by her in... Read More

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My Message from Heaven to Stay Awake and Pray the Rosary

Editor’s Note:  October is the month dedicated to the rosary.  This month we are pleased to offer you two posts which may give you a better appreciation for the rosary.  Today, read how Patti Maguire Armstrong came to be instructed... Read More

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Frustrated with my prayer life – I am stuck!

Dear Catholic Spiritual Direction Family, Many people feel a profound frustration with their inability to pray, to grow spiritually, to know and experience the Love... Read More

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The Labor and Work I Put into Spiritual Growth Doesn’t Seem to Get Results. Help!

Editor’s Note:  This is another excerpt from Father John Bartunek’s new book “Seeking First the Kingdom” filled with “practical examples and down-to-earth... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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The Devil: Is He for Real? Why Does God Let Him Hang Around?

The Devil: Is He for Real?  Why Does God Let Him Hang Around? Dear Father John, I’ve heard that talking about the devil is just a way to talk about bad things... Read More

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Is there Significance to the Order of the Three Temptations of Jesus in the desert?

Father Fortea, what order do the three temptations of Jesus in the desert follow? Is there any significance to this order? In the synoptic gospels, we see how the... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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Loving with Everything We’ve Got

Dear Father John,  you’ve written about seeking first the kingdom... Read More

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Navigating the Interior Life – Now in Spanish!

Navigating the Interior Life – Now in Spanish!   “Navegando... Read More

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Does Jesus Contradict Himself? I’m Confused! What is Up to Me?

Does Jesus Contradict Himself?  I’m Confused! What is Up to Me? I... Read More

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Spiritual Progress

Presence of God – Help me, O Lord, to advance rapidly in the path of... Read More

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Book Club

The Little Heaven of My Soul

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The Way of Perfection (Week 7 of 10) Those who are able to shut themselves up in... Read More

The Importance of Silence

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The Way of Perfection (Week 6 of 10) What we can do ourselves is to try to be... Read More

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