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On this feast of the child saints of Fatima, we do well to mark the words of Pope Saint John Paul II: “…the Church wishes to put on the candelabrum these two candles which God lit to illumine humanity in its dark and anxious hours.” Claire Dwyer remembers their brief lives and eternal message of prayer and hope.
Why do friendships die out over the years? Was there really a friendship to begin with? Who is the blame for this result?
Do I Need to Know Where I am In my Spiritual Growth? – Spiritual Reflections | Some people criticize those seeking to understand where they are in their spiritual growth (purgative, illuminative, unitive, etc.), is this appropriate? Should we know where we are spiritually? Is it ok to pursue this kind of knowledge?
David Torkington continues his discussion of contemplative prayer with a closer look at the meaning of mystical theology.
Join Dan Burke as he interviews Elizabeth Lev on her book: “How Catholic Art Saved the Faith”
The desire for a child is an innate yearning share by many women; however, the struggle to fulfill this longing can be very burdening. Hannah from the Bible encountered these difficulties before achieving her heart’s desire, but remained steadfast in her trust in God throughout.
I am Frustrated with Distractions in Prayer! How Can I Deal With This? | Spiritual Reflections – This morning I was distracted and struggled with prayer…
Some of the greatest saints of the Church – and through Scripture, even God Himself – have used the example of gazing into the eyes of another to try to capture the beautiful and astonishingly real experience of God’s great love in the soul: contemplative prayer. Claire Dwyer reflects.
Today David Torkington continues with the third series of reflections in the Mini-course on prayer, turning his focus to mystical contemplation.