Carmelite spirituality focuses heavily on this; that there is meaning even in the simplest things of life, the smallest tasks, the greatest tribulations. It is in realizing that this life is a pilgrimage that we discover the joy of life and the joy of God. Cardinal Anders Arborelius, O.C.D., in his book Carmelite Spirituality: The … Continue reading How to Live and Pray Like a Carmelite Without Joining a Monastery
Emily has a beautiful way of telling the story of all the players in the Stations of Cross in a new and refreshing way. Have you ever considered that Simon of Cyrene was a tired traveler who came to Jerusalem from Africa for Passover and then was pressed into helping carry the cross?
Human Work as Cooperation with God "Now our work does not belong to us wholly. For even n the most personal work we use powers and strength that are given to us by God, the Creator of nature. This work does not belong to us, for its character is not only personal but social as … Continue reading This Cardinal’s 5 Secrets to Sanctifying Your Work
In Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Pope St. John Paul II proposed a new way of praying the rosary, a contemplative way. These meditations based on this way of praying are a little different than ones that may be traditionally used, but they are full of new insights and stir up the flame of love within hearts. Since … Continue reading Have You Prayed the Rosary with Sts. John Paul II and Teresa of Avila?
I am online a lot. A lot. I spend a significant portion of my week either writing, sharing my writing, or connecting with people through social media and texting. I also consume a lot of media– television, movies, music, literature, news, podcasts; you name it and I've probably at least heard of it, if not … Continue reading The Social Media God or God in Social Media?
The Church's teachings on life are some of the most misunderstood and some of the most controversial. "No abortion? No right to use one's body as one wishes!" society screams at us, as the Church staunchly says, "All persons have the right to life." "No contraception? The lunacy!" culture mocks, as the Church resolutely says, … Continue reading Church’s Teachings on Life Brought These 11 Converts to the Faith
Soooooo it's already been a busy month and there is SNOW ON THE GROUND here. Please put me out of my misery! IT'S ONLY OCTOBER!! *cries profusely in the corner* So glad I'm going to Florida for a few days at the end of the month. ANYWAY At the end of September, I had a … Continue reading A Writing Dump!
7. "Always remember to love your neighbor; always prefer the one who tries your patience, who tests your virtue, because with her you can always merit: suffering is Love; the Law is Love." — St. Mariam Baouardy Read the rest of my latest at EpicPew
2. Catholics are led by the antichrist "When calling the pope the antichrist, the most likely interpretation of most Protestants is that a pope claims to be and to act insteadof Christ. However, popes never do make such a claim; they always refer to Christ himself. When has any pope required worship of himself, as God, … Continue reading Can You Myth-Bust These 7 Anti-Catholic Lies?