Father John Bartunek introduces his latest retreat guide on Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, whose memorial the Church celebrates today.
Could my pulling away be boredom, impatience, restlessness, or resistance? It’s hard to do the deep work. It’s even harder because we live in a culture and an age of diversion, distraction and instant gratification.
How does today’s Feast of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth illustrate the Blessed Mother’s charity and humility? Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his classic Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.
Why the fascination in the Mass of Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite not only by the Catholic elite but by those of simple faith? What does the Mass in the Extraordinary Form tell me not only about how to pray the mass in general, no matter what Rite or language I attend it in, but how to live my faith in Jesus?
Our greater awareness of method and recourse to technology in theology today seems to be at the expense of prayer. Very few scholars teach or write as if they believe that contemplation is of any objective value to the theological enterprise or that mystical wisdom has any real importance for the life of the Church.