With the Word of the Father, the words of Christian prayer are born from the Virgin’s Womb:
A beautiful Christmas reflection by Dr. Anthony Lilles
For today’s Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an excerpt from Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen’s classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy” which addresses Mary’s spousal relationship with the Holy Spirit.
What do the saints say about the Blessed Virgin as a young child and about her dedication to God? Find out what St. Alphonsus Liguori relates in the conclusion of this series on Mary’s presentation in the temple, today’s memorial celebration.
How should we respond to experiencing God in prayer? What is “spiritual haze”, where does it come from, and how should we deal with it? Dan and Melissa look to the wisdom of St Peter of Alcantara in the book “Finding God Through Meditation” for answers.