Month: October 2015

Crossing Over the Sea of Mediocrity and Eternal Fire

Are we a zombie culture? Have we become numb to evil? What does this have to do with Halloween? Find out what the Blessed Mother, a couple of Popes, an Archbishop and Dr Peter Howard have to say about the world we live in and how to fix it.

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Centering Prayer’s Misunderstanding of Contemplation

What’s dangerous about centering prayer? How is it different from true contemplation? Discover the Church’s true explanation as Connie Rossini delves into how centering prayer advocates gets contemplation wrong, in an excerpt from her book: Is Centering Prayer Catholic? Fr. Thomas Keating Meets Teresa of Ávila and the CDF.

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Apostolic Maturity

What does it mean to have apostolic maturity? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects on this in today’s excerpt from the Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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What is a Charism? (Part II of II)

What specifically is the Carmelite charism and the charism of the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles? Find out in the conclusion of the two-part series on what a charism is.

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Why You Don’t Want to Go to Purgatory

What’s wrong with setting your (spiritual) sights on Purgatory? Are we missing the boat when we do this? Find out when a new member of SpiritualDirection.com’s writing team, Matthew Leonard, tackles this question.

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Confessions of a -Say the Black, Do the Red Catholic- - SpiritualDirection.com

Confessions of a “Say the Black Do the Red” Catholic

I have no doubt that the Pharisees would have loved the phrase, “Say the black, do the red.” By the way, I always say “Amen!” when I read it myself. Here’s the hard part: external orthodoxy is a distorted orthodoxy when it is not accompanied by a properly oriented interior life.

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