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Unequally Yoked - The Pain of Marriage When Spouses are Not Spiritually on the Same Page

What happens when a husband and wife are not on the same page spiritually? This can present significant challenges in a marriage that require Divine wisdom to overcome.

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September 29: The Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Quis ut Deus? Deus vim Meum Est. Deus Curavit! For centuries, September 29th was celebrated as Michelmas—the Feast of St Michael the Archangel. After Vatican II, the Church decided that it was right and just to honor all three of the Archangels who make special appearances in the Bible: Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. Despite the fact that these messengers, entrusted wit...

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Community Novena to St Teresa of Avila (October 7-15)

Novena to St. Teresa of Avila by St. Alphonsus of Liguori - Doctor of the Church To be prayed by the Apostoli Viae community beginning on October 7th and ending on October 15th, the Feast of St. Teresa. Our prayer in 2021 is for the following intentions: For a deep and holy commitment to daily mental prayer among the members of Apostoli Viae and the Church that we all might come to...

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The Other Side of Pain and Suffering

If I have not been in pain, He has not relieved me If I have not been sad, He has not lifted my heart to heaven If I have not been reviled, He has not comforted me If I have not been abandoned, He has not come to me If I have not been broken, He has not healed me If I have not been lost, He has not shown me the way If I have not been in sin, He has not redeemed me If I have...

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Am I not here who am your Mother?

“Hear and let it penetrate your heart, my dear little son: let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you. Let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Also do not fear any illness or trouble, anxiety or pain. Am I not here who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not your fountain of life? Are you not in the fold of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms?...

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The Redemptive Examen

The Examen is a prayerful reflection of the state of our soul, during the course of each day, in the presence of God. (Note: The Examen is not an examination of conscience, which can be found here.) This effective tool has been a constant in Church tradition but has become much more common through the practical framework of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises. It is a powerful he...

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Discernment of Spirits Summary Guide - First Rules (1-14)

DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS SUMMARY – First Rules (1-14) Process: 1) Awareness 2) Understanding 3) Action: Resist/Embrace Definitions/Fruits: Desolation: Inspirations to Doubt – Despair – Narcissism Consolation: Inspirations to Faith – Hope - Love Sources: 1) Yourself, 2) Good Spirits (GS), 3) Bad Spirits (BS) Persons moving away from God to serious ...

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The Birth of the Blessed Virgin

"In the darkness something was happening at last. A voice had begun to sing. It was very far away and Digory found it hard to decide from what direction it was coming. Sometimes it seemed to come from all directions at once. Sometimes he almost thought it was coming out of the earth beneath them. Its lower notes were deep enough to be the voice of the earth herself. There were no words. Th...

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