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The God of Wayward Children

What is God's advice and perspective for us when the prodigal wants to leave our care, our words, our home?

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Demons who Guard the Outer Court of the Interior Castle

St. Teresa of Avila speaks of demons who guard the outer court of the interior castle...

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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 (...

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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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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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Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Beginning today, and continuing for as long as you please, we invite you to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet with us. Many pray it during the 3 o'clock hour, the Hour of Mercy, so named by Jesus Christ, Himself, as told to St Faustina Kowalska. Once you hear this magnificent version, sung by the magnificent Ariel McKinney, daughter of Dan and Stephanie Burke, you will want to pray it al...

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