Paste your Google Webmaster Tools verification code here
Sign Up for our Free Daily Email Updates
Catholic Spiritual Direction

Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

by

Divine Intimacy_K2

The Presentation of the 
Blessed Virgin Mary November 21st Presence of God – O Mary, present my offering and my life to Our Lord. MEDITATION Although Holy Scripture does not tell us anything about the presentation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple, this belief is based upon evidence authorized by a very ancient Christian tradition, and the Church... Read More

Prayer

orans-theotokos featured

Preparing Our Hearts for the Coming King – Advent Preparation

I don’t know about you, but I have allowed far too many an Advent season to pass me by with far too little devotion. For decades St. Joseph knocked at my door, offering the opportunity to allow the Messiah to be born anew in my heart. I am... Read More

Divine Intimacy_K2

The Night of the Spirit

The Night of the Spirit Presence of God  – Pour forth, O Lord, into my soul greater love and greater courage, that I may willingly accept Your purifying action. MEDITATION The difficult and bitter purification called the night of the spirit... Read More

VisagedElisabethdelaTriniteCrop

The Paradox of Holiness and Communion

The Paradox of Holiness and Communion To be holy is to be set apart. To be in communion is to be in solidarity with one another.  Prayer both sets us apart and establishes us in a deeper communion. It is a paradox. Although this mystery is... Read More

All Articles in this Category>>>

Aridity or Dryness

Divine Intimacy_K2

The Night of the Spirit

The Night of the Spirit Presence of God  – Pour forth, O Lord, into my soul greater love and greater courage, that I may willingly accept Your purifying action. MEDITATION The... Read More

iStock_000002848630Medium

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

All Articles in this Category>>>

Spiritual Warfare

Gargoyle1(Crop3)

Spiritual Warfare – Book Picks

Because we are quickly rolling up on Halloween and the time of year when our culture is focused on the world of the spirits, I thought it would be fitting to turn... Read More

TiepoloGiambattistaDieUnbefleckteEmpfangnis17671768Drachen[Devil,Demon,Dragon]Crop

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

All Articles in this Category>>>

Spiritual Direction

Divine Intimacy_K2

Consolation and Abandonment

Consolation and Abandonment Presence of God – Into Your hands, O Lord,... Read More

Divine Intimacy_K2

The Night of the Spirit

The Night of the Spirit Presence of God  – Pour forth, O Lord, into... Read More

StIgnatiusofLoyolabyPeterPaulRubensCrop

New Day, New Blessings

To say that I love being a high school chaplain is an understatement. ... Read More

TheSermonOfTheBeatitudes(LaSermonDesBeatitudes)JamesTissotCrop

Loving with Everything We’ve Got

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

All Articles in this Category>>>

Book Club

Important Book Club Announcement

Book Club image

  Dear Friends, I know many of you were looking forward to beginning a new... Read More

Humility Might Be the Death of Me

Book Club image

The Way of Perfection (Week 10 of 10) …perfect souls are in no way repelled... Read More

All Articles in this Category>>>