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The Resurrection of the Lord

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Presence of God – O risen Jesus, make me worthy to share in the joy of Your Resurrection. MEDITATION “This is the day which the Lord hath made; let us be glad and rejoice therein” (Roman Breviary). This is the most excellent day, the happiest day in the whole year, because it is the day when “Christ, our Pasch, has been sacrificed.” Christmas, too, is a joyous... Read More

Prayer

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Dryness in Prayer – God’s Part in the Struggle (Part III of III)

Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we talked about what is going on with dryness in prayer.  In the second installment of this series, we addressed our part in the struggle.  Today, we will look at God’s part in the struggle. A reader... Read More

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Dryness in Prayer – Our Part in the Struggle (Part II of III)

Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we talked about what is going on with dryness or aridity in prayer.  Today, we will look at our part in the struggle. A reader asks: Dear Father John, I have been praying (mental prayer) for a long time. ... Read More

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Sayings of Light and Love #39

My spirit has become dry because it forgets to feed on you. St. John of the Cross More “Sayings of Light and Love” About Dan BurkeDan is the founder of Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction and author of the award winning book, Navigating... Read More

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Aridity or Dryness

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Dryness in Prayer – God’s Part in the Struggle (Part III of III)

Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we talked about what is going on with dryness in prayer.  In the second installment of this series, we addressed our part in the... Read More

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Dryness in Prayer – Our Part in the Struggle (Part II of III)

Editor’s Note:  In Part I, we talked about what is going on with dryness or aridity in prayer.  Today, we will look at our part in the struggle. A reader... Read More

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Spiritual Warfare

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What Is The Difference Between Magic And Religion?

Q.  Father Fortea, what is the difference between magic and religion? A.  When we speak here of magic we are not referring to the popular art of the “magician”... Read More

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What is the Greatest Evil?

Q.  Father Fortea, what is the greatest evil? A.  According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the greatest evil is sin (CCC 1488). Since God is love and... Read More

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Spiritual Direction

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Sayings of Light and Love #43

Bear in mind that your flesh is weak and that no worldly thing can comfort... Read More

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Sayings of Light and Love #41

Do not tire yourself, for you will not enter into the savor and sweetness... Read More

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The Chain of Love and Living the Mass (Part V of V Lenten Series)

Editor’s note:  In the first part of this series, we introduced the... Read More

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Jesus, Savior of the World, Save Them! (Lenten Series Part II of V)

Editor’s Note:  In the first part of this series, we introduced... Read More

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Book Club

Spiritual Adolescence

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The Sinner’s Guide (Week 2 of 15) Thou art an unfinished work.  Many things... Read More

Announcing Our Next Book: The Sinner’s Guide by Venerable Louis of Granada

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The Sinner’s Guide (Week 1 of 15) Today, five weeks into Lent, we continue... Read More

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