Category: Spiritual Life

The Eyes of the Heart: On Authentic Christian Prayer

“Authentic Christian prayer is a conversation with God that forms the heart to be like His own. It enlightens the ‘eyes’ of our soul. But many spiritualities have crept into the Catholic church that lead one into false and even perilous prayer practices.” – Debra Black

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Believe in the Gospel Part 2

“Faith in a particular mystery touches the hem of his garment on high, and power flashes forth from him in the depths of our souls.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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Book Review: The Devil in the Castle

“Dan Burke has introduced me to a saintly friend who is not beyond me at all, but who wants to guide me beyond the outer chamber of my soul and into its very depths. For she knows that in the interior castle I will find the love and light of the Lord Who deeply wants to share that inner chamber with me.” – Sarah Damm

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On Creative Work: Resistance and Retaliation

“Retaliation is a bitter, evil reproach for the offering of ourselves to the world, stretching out our arms and our hearts and saying,’ here, here is my offering.’ Satan hears an echo in that offering — the echo of a cry from a Cross that marks the end of his reign.  And he retaliates against us for reminding him that God became man that we might become like Him.” – Claire Dwyer

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Only God Can Convert: on Parenting and the Spiritual Life

“As a parent, you introduce your child to the faith, and you live your faith life infused in everything you do, but you can not control or direct your child’s relationship with the Lord. Father Jacque Phillipe says ‘A plant can’t be made to grow by pulling it up’”. – Dr. MaryRuth Hackett

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