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Spirituality

St. Flannery’s Epistles to Miss A.

“… our salvation is worked out on earth according as we love one another, see Christ in one another, etc., by works.  This is one reason I am chary of using the word, love, loosely.  I prefer to use it in its practical forms, such as prayer, almsgiving, visiting the sick and burying the dead […] Read More

“Sacred Heart of Jesus, Full of Love for Us”

The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart. Read “Never underestimate the power of prayer that appeals directly to the Sacred Heart” a comment & blog written by Mary O’Regan, published by The Catholic Herald.

Duc in Altum by Fr. Joseph Henchey w/ Lisa Fortini-Campbell

Where do we get the energy to persevere in our voyage into the spiritual deep? In this reflection, Fr. Henchey shows how baptism changes our essential character, bringing us new life and making us more open to the grace that will transform us as we ever so gradually work to become more Christ-like during our […] Read More

Glory Be to God

  “Glory be to God for dappled things.” -Gerard Manley Hopkins

In Memory of Her

  “And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her” (Mark 14:9). This Friday these words of Jesus will find a particular fulfillment as the entire Catholic Church, by order of Pope Francis, will celebrate July 22nd as […] Read More

For the Conversion of All Sinners

At the beginning of Lent, I picked up my dusty copy of St. Faustina’s diary. This book transformed my spirituality when I was a college student. As I read the saint’s diary this morning, I was struck by Jesus’ words to her during Lent “Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the […] Read More

Christmas and the Communion of Saints

Christmas and the Communion of Saints My mother died on the third day of Christmas, December 27, 2009, just a little shy of my father’s second anniversary of death. She would have died in February 2009 except that I’m quite sure that my father intervened to save her life.  After my father’s death in January […] Read More

6 Catholic Devotions that Changed My Life

Everyone takes a unique path to the Lord, and Catholics have many devotions to help along the way. The following six devotions have helped me walk in faith. I guess you could say they changed my life: 1) Brown Scapular. I started wearing the brown scapular after hearing about the promise Our Lady of Mt. […] Read More

Your Bio-Book of Life

Feature Submission authored by Romuald Simeone and Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco, Ph.D. Each of us daily, yearly unwittingly write our own memoir-ed autobiography on diary pages and stage-of-growth chapters As I gaze out at my audience or visualize those clicking onto my website. My eyes see not just the people present, but a metaphoric crowd of “human […] Read More