“[Jesus] said to [the apostles], “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place.” When our Lord takes the Apostles away to a […]Read more "Learning to Pray"
Books on prayer: Treatise on Prayer and Meditation by St. Peter of Alcantara https://www.tanbooks.com/index.php/treatise-on-prayer-and-meditation-full-of-saintly-counsels-on-prayer.html In Silence with God by Benedict Bauer https://smile.amazon.com/Silence-God-Benedict-Baur/dp/0933932936?ie=UTF8&tag=ththve-20&link_code=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969 An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales Prayer in the Home: The Little Oratory by David Clayton and Leila Lawler https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/little-oratory Quotes about prayer: 1 Thes. 5:16-18: “Rejoice always, pray […]Read more "Quotes and Resources on Prayer"
“He chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him.” Before the beginning of the world, God chose you to be holy. Long before you came into existence, before you were conceived in your mother’s womb, God knew you and loved you. This is the fantastic […]Read more "God’s Adopted Sons and Daughters"
In my homily today I referenced the idea of the “predominant fault,” which we must identify and combat in order to grow in holiness. You can find more information about how to do so in this very helpful passage from Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange’s The Three Ages of the Interior Life. http://www.christianperfection.info/tta34.phpRead more "The Predominant Fault"
God wants to do incredible things in your life! Today we hear the stories of two people’s whose lives were profoundly altered by coming into contact with Christ: the woman with the hemorrhage and the daughter of the synagogue official. These two miraculous healings show us the incredible power of Christ to triumph over every […]Read more "Bumping into Jesus"
“For now the LORD has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb … and I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD, and my God is now my strength!” These very strong words of praise in today’s first reading are assigned by the Sacred Liturgy to St. John the Baptist, […]Read more "Your Prophetic Vocation"
“Then [Moses] took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, saying, ‘This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words of his.’” This culmination of the story of the ratifying of the covenant between God and the Israelites in the first reading today […]Read more "The Eucharistic Sacrifice"
“Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the Catholic faith. … and the Catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons; nor dividing the Essence. For there is one Person of the Father; another of the Son; and […]Read more "Getting the Trinity Wrong (And Right!)"
Who is the Holy Spirit? As we celebrate the great feast of Pentecost today, this is a question that often comes to mind. Sure, we know about the Holy Spirit. We remember Him every time that we make the sign of the cross. But how many of us would feel comfortable explaining Him to others? […]Read more "The Holy Spirit, Our Advocate and Consoler"