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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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What is your “essence”?

What is this time of trial revealing in you?

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Spiritual Communion and Reparation Prayers for the Growing Health and Faith Crisis

Dear Apostoli Viae Family and other Friends, The health crisis we all face across the globe is significant, but it has also revealed a crisis in faith that is even more troubling to the faithful. This crisis of faith is both revealed in personal fear and in irrational behavior in relationship to how the Eucharist should be offered to the faithful. The purpose of this post is not to focus on ...

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Our New Shepherd

We have a bishop!

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Communion - Approach During High Health-Risk

How should we participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass when there is a high health-risk situation?

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