Prayer
Sr. Lisa Marie

Into Your Hands, Father

“Father, into your Hands,” we hear Jesus pray from the Cross, “I commend my spirit.”  (Luke 23:46) We pray these words every night as part

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Health & Fitness
Jennifer Mazzara

Thrift, Justice, and the American Way

My husband, patient soul, is not a big fan of documentaries.  They’re often dull, they’re seldom short, and they’re typically liberal.  (Why is it, for

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New Media
Anna Williams

The New Addiction

Is your smartphone separating you from God? We can use modern technology and social media for good things, but they may still distract us from prayer and spiritual reflection.

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Spirituality
Marc Barnes

How To Be Superman

A child knows he can fly; that’s why he tries. Adults have only forgotten. The point is that man is especially able to fly. That he should fly. That a singular event that occurred in recent history makes flying something as likely as a falling.

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Life
Nicene Guy

Echoes of an Unsung Lullaby

Somewhere in my mind’s many rooms, I hear a sound I dimly recognize– Faint and ghostly, not quite clear– A sound more haunting than piercing,

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Religion
Elizabeth Hillgrove

Spiritual Heirloom

Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I’m repressed. I’m a Catholic woman, after all. The Bright Maidens movement blossomed out of refuting this very concept.

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Life
Colin Gormley

There and back again

A hearty greetings to one and all! I would first like to thank our gracious hosts for allowing me the opportunity to post on what

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Mary
Elaine Golden

Madonna and Child

First ever watercolor picture…. many more to come! Elaine Golden, August 14, 2011 [author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://www.ignitumtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Elaine-Golden-e1313149812584.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Elaine Golden is seventeen and absolutely loves drawing. She focuses

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Life
Nicene Guy

My Non-Apostasy Story

Every convert has a conversion story to tell: often it’s a very fascinating and even compelling story. Because I am a cradle Catholic, I cannot tell a conversion story. However, as a way of introducing myself to you, oh reader, I can tell the story of my thus-far non-Apostasy. This is not so much the story of an adventure far from the place of my birth unto my new home as it is the tale of how I found great treasures while exploring in the attic of my ancestral home.

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New Media
Elizabeth Hillgrove

Tapas for World Youth Day

“Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf. Col 2:7)Happy World Youth Day! Jesus Christ is risen and He asks us to

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Religion
Jennifer Mazzara

Spes et Mutatio

Some of our contributors are off in the wilds of Spain this week, taking part in World Youth Day.  We heard from Trista on Monday,

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Mary
Michelle Burns

Taking the High Road

Today we honor Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven. This glorious event is cause for great hope, because it is a sign that our Lord will be

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Prayer
Sr. Lisa Marie

Have Courage in Prayer

Silence. What do we do when we pray and nothing happens? The woman begs Jesus, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter

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Spirituality
Trista Garttner

Cheering My Love

When I first saw footage of people greeting and listening to the Pope, one aspect struck me as odd: Why did everyone cheer for him?

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