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.
How did the Early Christians endure persecution with such courage? David Torkington explains that they were no strangers to the dark night and daily death to self which prepared many for their martyrdom.
Did the early Christians reach the heights of mystical prayer? David Torkington continues his series on contemplation.
On this feast of the child saints of Fatima, we do well to mark the words of Pope Saint John Paul II: “…the Church wishes to put on the candelabrum these two candles which God lit to illumine humanity in its dark and anxious hours.” Claire Dwyer remembers their brief lives and eternal message of prayer and hope.
David Torkington continues his discussion of contemplative prayer with a closer look at the meaning of mystical theology.
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.
Today David Torkington continues with the third series of reflections in the Mini-course on prayer, turning his focus to mystical contemplation.
Why does the Church celebrate today’s feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple? Find out when Liz Estler explores the history, symbolism, and theology contained therein.