Category: Prayer Life

Persevering through Imperfection, Part I

“Above all, we must recognize our own poverty when it comes to persevering through imperfection. Don’t let perfectionist expectations become the enemy of the good.” – Megan Hjelmstad

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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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Prayer is a Muscle

“It’s hard when you’re in vacation mode, but we shouldn’t take a vacation from our spiritual lives.” – Rob Marco

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Solitude: A Deeper Revelation

Fr. Jeremiah Shryock, CFR, gives a homily to the nuns of the monastery of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor, New York, where he serves as chaplain.

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The Morning Offering: An Invitation to Intimacy

“In prayer, I began to feel convicted that He was asking more of me than simply offering my works and merits to Him. I felt a gentle stirring in my soul that He wanted more than the tasks I could give Him.” – Sarah Yurgelaitis

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