Category: Prayer

Jump Into the Deep: Septuagesima

“Your Lent could be the most powerful one yet, an invitation to take a deeper dive into the kind of prayer St. Therese described as ‘a burst from my heart, it is a simple glance thrown toward heaven, a cry of thanksgiving and love in times of trial as well as in times of joy.’” – Dan Burke

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Praying Like Jesus

“When we give Him permission to be center of our universe, as a parent is to a child, then and only then will all be well with us.” – Christine Hanus

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The Perfect Timing

“Like Veruca Salt in the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, we figuratively (or occasionally literally in my case) belt out, ‘Don’t care how—I want it now!'”  

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The Filial Prayer

“True life is found in living the one prayer that saves the world – the filial prayer of Jesus Christ.”

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The Life of a Secular Franciscan

“Franciscan spirituality is not primarily an environmental spirituality: it’s incarnational. It’s all about how God humbled Himself to be born in the lowliest of circumstances and live among us, and die for us in the most excruciating, humiliating way.” – Barb Szyszkiewicz

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The Meaning of Charity

“Charity, or friendship with God, is a great mystery indeed, but human friendships provide an obvious model or analogy for purposes of understanding and living in friendship with God.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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