Growing into Contemplative Prayer
There’s a hunger in many peoples hearts these days for intimacy, for love. One unfortunate reason for this hunger is the lack of authentic love shown to one another in the world resulting in so many people today who long for that love they never received. Another reason, and one that is thoroughly positive, is the reality that this longing for love and intimacy is part... Read More
The Union of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
The union of the hearts of Jesus and Mary is a mystery of God’s great love for man. By “mystery” is meant something beyond our human capacity to fully understand. It’s not a puzzle to be solved, but a transcendent reality to be contemplated. Although a mystery is something we cannot fathom, it is nevertheless something that can be explored. As saints and popes, theologians... Read More
CONFESSION: THE SACRAMENT OF MERCY
As a child growing up, my parents took my four siblings and I to Confession periodically—usually during Advent and Lent. Looking back, I see this as a positive thing. At the time however, I dreaded it! In fact, I remember one time getting physically ill (I literally threw up) at the thought of having to go to Confession.
Why would anyone want to go tell someone—and someone,... Read More
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