Category: Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

Motherhood and Our Blessed Mother

“Oh how the devil hates this beautiful gift of motherhood! In every age, he renews his assault against it, and against the precious daughters of God who are called to it.” – Fr. Derek Sakowski

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Following Jesus to Eternity

“Ultimately, we must leave the comfort and even the consolation of books, retreats, and spiritual conversations, and follow Christ wherever and however he is leading us.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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The Necessity of Solitary Prayer

“The more generous a person is in prayer, always in obedience to their state of life, the more deeply they will be led into this solitude, where they will seek to be alone with God more regularly.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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The One Thing Certain in Life

“As I opened the door to leave, her faint but calm voice cried out, ‘Father!’ ‘Yes, sister,’ I said and turned towards her. ‘God is certain, do not be afraid of anything,’ she said.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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Community as Healing

“Over the years I have become convinced, both through my own experience as a priest and a spiritual director, that the number one tactic used by the devil towards faithful and devout people is to create division.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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The Self I Must Deny

“It would be impossible to underestimate how revolutionary this way of thinking is and how contrary it is to the way of the world. For a Christian, one’s true self, their ultimate identity, has nothing to with one’s career, social status, ethnicity, or the many other external things the world often associates to be part of one’s identity, i.e., their true self.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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The One Thing Necessary

“For each one of us to better assess the degree of love that may be present or absent in our life, I would like to propose a short examination for us regarding three areas of our life: prayer, relationships, and work.” – Fr. Jeremiah Shryock

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What Matters Most

“How pure is my faith?  How confident is my hope?  How selfless is my love?  The honest answer to these questions will reveal to us where we are, really, in our relationship with God.”- Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, CFR

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The World is Never Enough

“I smiled at him and said as compassionately as I could, ‘This world is never enough, and it never will be.’” – Fr. Jeremiah Shyrock

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