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Eucharistic Reception as We Return to Mass

As Bishops around the world begin to release rules about the reception of the Eucharist in the shadow of the Corona Virus, we members of the faithful may be faced with difficult decisions, especially if our bishop decides, out of an abundance of caution and concern for his flock, to prevent members of the faithful from receiving Our Lord on the tongue. Reception of Our Lord in the Blessed Sa...

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Vulnerability - the Path to Authentic Community

Without vulnerability, authentic community is not possible. Vulnerability is risky and painful, so how do we face it and grow through it into a Christ-centered community?

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Zealous for the Lord

"With zeal have I been; zealous for the Lord; God of hosts.” - Carmelite motto Zeal. Love in action. Fervent and passionate and intense—in a spiritual sense, it is inspired by the love of God. In an age of religious tepidity and indifference, in a time of lax and lukewarm leadership, we the faithful are called to act with boldness, to fill voids with clarity and righteous...

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What happens when you don't pray?

During my hospitalization for Covid-19, I agreed to participate in a clinical trial to test a treatment that could be effective for those suffering from the virus. I made my last visit to the clinic today for the trial. They drew about eight vials of blood and asked me several questions. As we were talking, the nurse revealed that two other patients had agreed to the trial at the same time (...

Prayer and Mortification - The Path to the Mystical Garden of God

What does it mean when we say that mortification and prayer prepare the way for contemplation? An audio reflection (see above).

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The Living Water - Mortification and Prayer

Mortification frees the soul from every obstacle which retards the growth of grace... whereas prayer (intimate conversation with God) feeds this love and quickens this flight.

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Holy Saturday

The use of this video is not an endorsement of all of the creator's content.

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An Illustrated Guide to the Triduum

This is a very helpful infographic on the Triduum that you can print out and study and follow beginning this morning.

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COVID-19: We want to pray for your loved ones

Dear friends, suffering in a thousand unexpected ways this season, Our community is one devoted above all to the Apostolate of prayer. We have witnessed again and again the fruits of intercessory prayer and believe in this time in particular we are called to exercise this hidden but powerful charism. We are daily praying for an end to this Pandemic and for all those affected by it, ...