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Advent Prayer

Advent begins this Sunday, December 3. We invite you to join us in praying this prayer to help orient our minds and hearts to Him. Redeemer, Messiah, Savior—Your people always long for You, yet we often fail to give in to that longing or seek to satisfy it with worldly things. We beg of You, this Advent, to come to our aid and to draw our hearts to the only Love that satisfie...

Novena to Saint John of the Cross: December 6th - 14th

Dear Friends, As part of Apostoli Viae tradition, we begin a novena to St. John of the Cross on December 6th and end on his feast day on December 14th. We invite you to join with us in this beautiful novena for these intentions and your own. APOSTOLI VIAE INTENTIONS That this Advent season would draw us more deeply into the heart of God as we meditate on death, judgment, heaven,...

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First Day of Advent: Are You Awake?

The New Liturgical Year begins with the First Sunday of Advent, which is tomorrow Sunday, December 3rd. In this new year, we as Catholics not only begin a new year year, we are invited to a renewed commitment to the Faith. The Advent Season invites us to a time of deep prayer and reflection during which we "make room" to welcome the message---and the One--who was sent for our salvati...

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Carmelite Spiritual Warfare Prayer - Carmelite Invocation

Come Holy Spirit with Thy Seven-fold gifts and anoint us with Thy Divine light, wisdom, and power. Come Lord Jesus Christ and anoint us with Thy Precious Blood, freeing us from every snare and stronghold of the principalities and powers of darkness. O Mother of God, glorious and Immaculate ever Virgin Mary, come and crush the head of the ancient serpent. O great father, St. Joseph, terror of de...

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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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Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. This solemn dogma was defined by Blessed Pope Pius IX on December 8th, 1854: "The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin."...

November 8th - Feast of St. Elizabeth of The Trinity

Today, November 8, we celebrate the feast day of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French Carmelite considered by Pope St. John Paul II to be one of the most influential mystics of his life. St. Elizabeth of the Trinity was born as Elizabeth Catez, “Sabeth” to her friends, in 1880. She was a hot-tempered child with sometimes “furious eyes” whose father died while she ...

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The Degrees of Perfection - St. John of the Cross

A concise summary of St. John of the Cross that reveals the path to union with God.

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