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

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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 wisdom which will show you how to bring Christ into each facet of your life”.   I pray and do many good works.  But, the labor and work I put into spiritual growth doesn’t seem to get any... Read More

Prayer

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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 wisdom which will show you how to bring Christ into each facet of your life”.   I... Read More

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St. Bernard and Coming to the Fullness of Love

(Memorial of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot and Doctor of the Church) St. Bernard built a way of life that flowed from Chapter 73 of the Rule of St. Benedict. In this final chapter, St. Benedict urges monks to learn the discipline of the... Read More

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The Kingdom of God is Within You

The other day I was feeling disgusted at the depravity of our culture. I am an idealist. I would like the world to be perfect, a place where everyone is striving to follow God. Or if I can’t have that, I’d settle for a world that... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

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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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What to Do When the Well Runs Dry (Part II of II)

…a reader asks: Dear Father John, there was a time early in my prayer life that I experienced what I think is known as consolations. I have continued to grow... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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Why does Satan Appear More Frequently in the New Testament than in the Old?

Father Fortea, why does Satan appear more frequently in the New Testament than in the Old? The term Satan appears eighteen times in the Old Testament and thirty-five... Read More

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When Jesus was on Earth, did the Demons know Jesus was the Messiah?

Father Fortea, when Jesus was on earth, did the demons know He was the Messiah? As we have said, demons do not know everything. They do not even know all that happens... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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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... Read More

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Affection for Jesus — Video

Affection for Jesus We thank Father Michael Najim, once again, for sharing... Read More

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How Can I have a Better Relationship with God?

Editor’s Note:  This is an excerpt from Father John Bartunek’s... Read More

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Are You Called to Be a Spiritual Director?

People around the world are starving to know the God who loves them and... Read More

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Book Club

The Secret to Satisfaction

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The King of the Golden City (Week 5 of 5) “My child, you are meant to be... Read More

Twelve-Step Program for Controlling Mothers

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The King of the Golden City (Week 4 of 5) “….Some of those books belong... Read More

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