Sign Up for our Free Daily Email Updates

The Victory of the Cross

by

Divine Intimacy_K2

Holy Saturday ✞ Presence of God – O Jesus, crucified for love of me, show me the victory won by Your death. MEDITATION As soon as Jesus expired, “the veil of the Temple was torn in two … the earth quaked, the rocks were rent. And the graves were opened; and many bodies … arose,” so that those who were present were seized with a great fear and said: “Indeed... Read More

Prayer

SaguaroHillCrop

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

SaguaroHillCrop

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

John of the Cross 3 copy

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

All Articles in this Category>>>

Aridity or Dryness

SaguaroHillCrop

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

SaguaroHillCrop

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

All Articles in this Category>>>

Spiritual Warfare

Witches'Familiars1579Crop

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

TemptationJosepBenlliureGil35Tempt1-e1375401777962Crop

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

All Articles in this Category>>>

Spiritual Direction

John of the Cross 3 copy

Sayings of Light and Love #43

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

John of the Cross 3 copy

Sayings of Light and Love #41

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

ConcepcionCabreraFeatureImage

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

ConcepcionCabreraFeatureImage

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

All Articles in this Category>>>

Book Club

Spiritual Adolescence

Book Club image

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

Book Club image

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

All Articles in this Category>>>