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Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 7-16

Dear Apostoli Viae friends and family, Please join with us as we pray our Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel for our annual consecration or reconsecration to the Blessed Mother. Each year, as many of the members of our community as are able gather to pray, worship and share our hearts with one another. Those who cannot be present physically also exchange their love and prayers as we celebrat...

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Litany of Our Lady of Mount Carmel ~ In Anticipation of the Novena beginning July 7

On July 7, the Apostoli Viae Community will begin praying the Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, nine days before her Feast Day on July 16. This important part of Apostoli Viae's devotion to Our Lady under this title is posted here, for all to pray. We are sharing the beautiful litany below, which is part of the novena prayers. We hope you will join us in supplication to the Flower of ...

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Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows

Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady is a way of sharing in the sorrows of Mary’s life. There are seven sorrows of Mary. The prophecy of Simeon The flight into Egypt Losing Jesus for three days when he was in the Temple Meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary Jesus' crucifixion and death Jesus' being taken down from the Cross Jesus being laid in the Tomb ...

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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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Contemplation - Spiritual Dictionary

Contemplation is an infused supernatural gift that originates completely in God.

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Learning to Yield and Rest in the Silence - St. Teresa of Avila - Book of Her Life - 11:15

An audio reflection on how to deal with the struggle that comes when the Lord moves us into the deeper prayer of silence.

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A Wicked Discernment

Are you seeking a sign to know God's will?

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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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You are Beautiful

Do you feel ugly inside or outside, unworthy of love? You may be surprised to discover what God thinks about you...

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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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