Category: Mortification

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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With Jesus Crucified

As we begin the spiritual discipline of Lent today, let us reflect on why it is important to unite ourselves to the sufferings of Christ both spiritually and corporeally.

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What is Mortification?

Fr. John Bartunek answers a reader’s question about what mortification is and how it helps us to practice it.

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Conversion of Saint Paul

As we celebrate today’s feast, we need to be attentive to how St. Paul’s conversion and life are applicable to our own, from a homily by St. John Chrysostom.

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Guard of the Senses

Why is important to practice custody (or guard) of the senses? Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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