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About Fr. Michael Najim

Fr. Michael Najim is a priest of the Diocese of Providence. He is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and serves as chaplain of LaSalle Academy, a coed Catholic high school in Providence, RI. He is the author of Radical Surrender: Letters to Seminarians, published by the Institute for Priestly Formation. He also blogs at www.liveholiness.com

The Joy of the Gospel

July 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Fr. Najim, Prayer, Silence

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Editor’s Note:  We are again most grateful to Father Michael Najim for sharing this short video with us about the Joy of the Gospel.  Although originally posted in January on his blog LiveHoliness.com, it is timeless counsel.   The Joy of the Gospel from Father Michael Najim on Vimeo. About Fr. Michael NajimFr. Michael Najim is a priest of the Diocese of Providence. He is the Director... Read More

How to Forgive

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With our thanks, once again, to Father Michael Najim who has graciously shared this short video with us from his blog liveholiness.com, where this video was first posted. Editor’s Note:  Tomorrow is Pentecost.  Pray that the Lord will give us a heart of compassion.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will give us this gift of knowing how to forgive. About Fr. Michael NajimFr. Michael Najim is a... Read More

A Holy Week Meditation

April 10, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Holy Week, Lent, Meditations

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A prayerful reading of the Gospels readings on Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week will aid to deepen our contemplation of the Passion of Christ. The Church in her wisdom has provided these Gospel passages to prepare us to celebrate the Paschal Mystery. A close, contemplative reading of each of the three Gospel passages leading up to the Sacred Triduum will focus us on the Word Incarnate “pierced... Read More

Inspiration from Scripture

January 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Spiritual Direction, Videos

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Thanks to Father Michael Najim for sharing this video on “Inspiration from Scripture” with us from his blog LiveHoliness.com About Fr. Michael NajimFr. Michael Najim is a priest of the Diocese of Providence. He is the Director of Spiritual Formation at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and serves as chaplain of LaSalle Academy, a coed Catholic high school in Providence, RI. He is the... Read More

A Christmas Meditation

December 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Seasonal Meditations

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In 1925, the New York World publication celebrated the birthday of Abraham Lincoln with a cartoon that has become something of a classic. Two Kentucky farmers are pictured talking over a picket fence. One asks, “Anything new happen lately?” The other responds, “Nothing much. A new baby was born over at Tom Lincoln’s place, but nothing much ever happens around here.” Can you imagine the same... Read More

How to Overcome Anxiety

October 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Anxiety, Featured, Fr. Najim

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  Anxiety robs us of inner peace. Nothing good comes of it. Anxiety causes restless days, sleepless nights, and even affects our health. So if nothing good comes from anxiety, why do we allow it to have so much power over us? I think because it’s such a powerful emotion; it grips us, and we actually feel powerless over it. We feel that we are held captive by it. But do we need to be slaves to... Read More

The Rosary – Mary’s School (Part II of II)

September 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured, Fr. Najim, Rosary

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In our previous post, we looked at what the Rosary is and what it does.  In this post, we’ll look at the Hail Mary, the principal prayer of the Rosary, and what Mary teaches us through the Rosary. Catholics don’t worship the Blessed Virgin Mary, and anyone who says that we do is simply mistaken.  You will not find a single line in any official Church document that uses the word “worship”... Read More

The Rosary – Mary’s School (Part I of II)

September 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Featured, Fr. Najim, Rosary

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October is traditionally the month of the Rosary.  As we get ready to observe that month, I’d like to reflect on a great Catholic tradition that I believe is one of the best ways to practice meditation and to progress in contemplative prayer: the Rosary.  Catholics, and others, pray the Rosary to contemplate more deeply the mysteries of Christ’s life. Obviously, the Rosary is a set of beads. ... Read More

Pope Benedict and the Voice of God

February 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Pope

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Over the last few days, I’ve been pondering what the prayer of Pope Benedict’s heart must have been during these past weeks. What was it like for him? What was happening in his interior life, in his heart to heart conversations with Jesus? What was he saying to Jesus? And what was Jesus saying to him? The Holy Father most likely will never reveal to us what was happening in the intimacy... Read More