Category: Claire Dwyer

Faith–or Feelings?

Feelings are, in the end, just feelings.  They are a gift, but they cannot last—they must give way in order for us to grow in the holy virtue of faith.  Faith is an entirely free gift of God–but it is something to be asked for, assented to, nourished, and practiced.  Or else we can find ourselves “shipwrecked.” (I Timothy 1:19) Claire Dwyer continues her series.

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The Life of a Carmelite

“The contemplative nun rises in the morning to pray and work and obey and die a little more to herself, to offer herself for the Church with all the missionary zeal of the apostles and martyrs and in total union with them.  And not one moment or ounce of her strength is wasted or dissipated.” Claire Dwyer continues her series on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

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The Master Has Need of You

The reading which opens the liturgy for Palm Sunday reminds us that the Lord makes himself dependant on lowly things–and that includes us, Claire Dwyer reflects as we begin Holy Week.

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The Custom Made Cross

When God chooses our penance, it is far more powerful than any cross we pick up ourselves. Claire Dwyer reflects on passive purification.

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Friends in Heaven: This Present Paradise, Part 17

“Grilles, distance, time, nothing, it seems to me, will be able to separate our souls; for we love each other in God, and in Him, there is no separation!” Claire Dwyer shares on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity and the Communion of Saints.

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