St. Elizabeth of the Trinity lived a Eucharistic life, wherever she was, whatever she was doing. “You have no need of the Sacrament to come to me,” she said. Claire Dwyer resumes her series.
Some join for a day, others for a lifetime. Some hold whole handfuls of people they long to see in full reconciliation with Christ. All who become members of this club, however, wish they weren’t members. The first step in turning this pain from a defining ache in your heart into an act of giving and prayer, is to name the reality of the hurt.
Marriage is not only a beautiful earthly reality but also a mystical sign and symbol of something greater than itself. David Torkington expands our understanding of this sacrament.
“Something hardwired in us tells us, these places are consecrated to resurrect our hope. And we feel somehow, entering a Basilica, chapel, catacomb, or cell – even after crossing strange seas and deserts – that we have in a mysterious way come home.” Claire Dwyer blogs today on the significance and sacredness of places.
Claire Dwyer suggests four ways for our souls to thrive in the busy seasons of life.
St. Rita was “small in stature but great in holiness, who lived in humility and is now known throughout the world for her heroic Christian life as a wife, mother, widow and nun.” – Pope St. John Paul II
Some of the greatest saints of the Church – and through Scripture, even God Himself – have used the example of gazing into the eyes of another to try to capture the beautiful and astonishingly real experience of God’s great love in the soul: contemplative prayer. Claire Dwyer reflects.