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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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Gaining Indulgences for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

HOW TO EARN PLENARY INDULGENCES FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN NOVEMBER: Every year, from November 1-8, the Church grants a plenary indulgence that can be applied only to the souls in purgatory. Normally, we can receive one indulgence each of the eight days for anyone in purgatory (many people give them to Mary to hand out as she sees fit). Traditionally, during these days, members of the faithful...

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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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Novena to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots for A Special Intention

Dear Apostoli Viae Family and Friends, As I mentioned during our recent Sojourners meeting, we are in the midst of an exciting opportunity to obtain land and facilities that will serve as a headquarters, retreat center, religious housing, and so much more for the Apostoli Viae Community and the Avila Institute. We see God's hand in all of this and are eager to see what He has in store fo...

Self-Knowledge - Self-Perception - Self-Deception

How do we come to a clear and accurate understanding of who we are and where we stand before God?

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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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Is Apostoli Viae Conservative or Liberal?

In this reflection Dan explores the challenges associated with using "liberal" or "conservative" to label Catholics with respect to where they stand in the Church.

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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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A Prayer for Unity and Against Division

A prayer for unity and against division from the Apostoi Viae prayer book.

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