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Catholic Spiritual Direction

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

What is Holiness?

October 31, 2014 by  
Filed under Featured, Fr. Najim, Holiness

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Editor’s Note:  Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. Above my desk where my MacBook, printer, and lamp share their home, hangs a large framed print of one of my favorite saints, Ignatius of Loyola. He’s dressed in a red chasuble and stole, the traditional vestments for the celebration of Mass. His eyes gaze heavenward; there is a glow on his face and an aura of light around... Read More

New Day, New Blessings

October 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Examen, Featured, Fr. Najim, Spiritual Direction

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To say that I love being a high school chaplain is an understatement.  As I walk the halls of La Salle Academy, I’m often reminded of the verse from Psalm 16, “He has put into my heart a marvelous love for the faithful ones who dwell in his land.”  I truly love the students that the Lord has entrusted to my spiritual care. As a “father” to the students, I often challenge them to think and... Read More

God Loves You!

September 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Najim, Prayer, Videos

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God loves you! With our thanks to Father Michael Najim for allowing us to post this video originally found on his blog Live Holiness 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 author... Read More

Affection for Jesus — Video

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Affection for Jesus We thank Father Michael Najim, once again, for sharing this video originally posted last fall on his blog Live Holiness 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... Read More

The Joy of the Gospel

July 5, 2014 by  
Filed under 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

June 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Forgiveness, Fr. Najim, Healing, Spiritual Direction, Videos

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How to Forgive 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... 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 Inspiration from Scripture from Michael Najim on Vimeo.   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,... Read More

A Christmas Meditation

December 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Christmas, 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, 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