How does one choose a Lenten devotional? The secret to this, and to a life of piety in general, is to respect the hierarchy of our duties. Leila Marie Lawler offers wisdom as Lent approaches.
“The silence of prayer is a surrendering of our own words and the noise surrounding us so that something far fuller can rush in – so that we can be “filled with all the fullness of God” (Eph 3:19). So that the creative, powerful and eternally self-donating Word, the one Word that matters, the eloquent Word that contains perfectly within it all our poor scattered syllables of truth, can be spoken. And in speaking, transform us within that silence to be a little bit more like Him. In speaking, reduce our interior and exterior storms to obedient breezes.”
Claire Dwyer reflects on the necessity of silence in the spiritual life.
Claire Dwyer reflects that even the most difficult life never lies outside of the power of God’s restoration.
Jessica Fahy concludes her two-part series on the demands of motherhood, focusing today on inconstancy in prayer and offering practical advice on what can be done about it.
Jessica Fahy muses about the demands of motherhood and how that can affect prayer, and inconstancy in prayer, in part one of this two-part series.
In Dan Burke’s and Melissa Elson’s interview with Kathleen Beckman on her book “Praying for Priests”, they discuss how the role of the priest impacts the Church and the family.
What Kind of Spiritual Allies Should We Have? Part I of II Dear Father John, I’m interested in knowing what kind of people will help