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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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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, ...

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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The Surrender Novena

The Surrender Novena was given to Servant of God, Father Dolindo Ruotolo, a priest, mystic, and stigmatist who was a contemporary of Padre Pio, but who was far less well known. In fact, when Padre Pio met people who came to him from Naples, where Father Dolindo lived, he chastised them, saying, “Why do you come here, if you have Don Dolindo in Naples? Go to him, he’s a saint!”...

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Cardinal Burke's Message on Combatting the Coronavirus

Earlier today, Cardinal Raymond Burke released a Message on the Combat against the Coronavirus, COVID-19. Please take some time to read this urgent message, which has been pasted below for your convenience. As Cardinal Burke says, we must be vigilant in defending ourselves against this virus, but "In considering what is needed to live, we must not forget that our first consideration is ...

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What is your “essence”?

What is this time of trial revealing in you?

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