Category: Spirituality

The Epiphany of the Lord

“O that all nations would acknowledge You for what You are, that all might prostrate before You, adoring You as their Lord and God!” – Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen

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Resolution: Becoming Authentically Catholic

“What would Jesus’ new year resolution be for you? His deep desire is that each of us grows close to Him, day by day. He has given to us His own mother to help us because no one can survive in this world without the love and guidance of His mother.” – Debra Black

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Solemnity of All Saints

What determines who are the saints we celebrate in today’s Solemnity? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen reflects in this excerpt from his Carmelite meditation classic “Divine Intimacy”.

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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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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 Letters of St. Paul of the Cross: “Remain Wholly Concealed”

“The hidden years are “crucifying” in the sense that this anonymity kills selfish ambition and self-driven agendas that are mostly unseen by ourselves. The hidden wilderness season is meant to drive out all that hinders Love and foster a complete and total dependence on God alone.” – Amy Knight

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