Category: Saints

A Woman For All Seasons: St. Frances of Rome

If you are busy juggling family, friends, work, and prayer, trying to balance works of mercy with your daily duty, prayer time with household chores, and marriage with ministry, then let today’s saint be an inspiration.

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Small Heralds of the Dawn

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.

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Rushing: An Enemy of Recollection

A steady pace of rushing places a great hindrance not only on peace and rest for ourselves and our family but also on our relationship with God.  Rushing ruins our recollection.

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The Secret of Saint Gianna

Meeting each morning as an opportunity for prayer and love – in motherhood, in the workplace, in the many nooks and crannies of the world – that is possible. And it strengthens us for the heroic, the impossible, the possible-only-with God. That is the secret of St. Gianna, Claire Dwyer reveals.

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Avila Institute Fall Courses

There are two upcoming fall courses at the Avila Institute called “Contemplative Prayer and the Angelic Doctor” and “Growth in Holiness: Doctors of the Interior Life.” You will learn wisdom from the saints and their pursuit of God. Register online to find out more about these two intriguing classes!

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