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The Vocation of Motherhood

August 4, AD 2017 0 Comments
The Vocation of Motherhood

One of the most insidious and harmful ideas that mothers labor under is the idea that we can raise flawless children. Rationally we know this isn’t true, but emotionally we throw ourselves into this impossible task. It is honorable and understandable to try to always do best by and for your children. But this can […]

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Marian Battle Plan for World Peace: Consecration and Salvation

May 3, AD 2017 5 Comments
Marian Battle Plan for World Peace: Consecration and Salvation

Last year, I finished Fr. Michael Gaitley MIC’s book, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told. I am sure some of you know about his book 33 Days to Morning Glory sold by the Marian Fathers. The Marian book talks about Marian consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Pope St. John Paul […]

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A Journey Home

February 22, AD 2017 4 Comments
A Journey Home

By guest writer Louis Felix Figueroa. My body was strung out on the couch and pain filled every part of me. This was the changing point of my life. I had thoroughly been a product of modern society, relativistic, an adherent to indifferentism, a modernist in many respects. Many until this point had regarded me […]

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Laughing at Death

January 19, AD 2017 1 Comment
Laughing at Death

Living by faith includes the call to something greater than cowardly self-preservation. —Kurt D. Bruner, Kurt Bruner, Jim Ware, Finding God in the Lord of the Rings Yet I loathe the thought of annihilating myself quite as much now as I ever did. I think with sadness of all the books I’ve read, all the […]

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10 Brilliant Quotes from St. Francis de Sales on Cultivating Peace

January 11, AD 2017 4 Comments
10 Brilliant Quotes from St. Francis de Sales on Cultivating Peace

There is good reason that St. Francis de Sales is the patron of writers—he really had a way with words. During his lifetime, he wrote pamphlets defending the faith that actually converted many people away from heresy. He also wrote books advising laypeople in the spiritual life, which was a revolutionary concept at the time. […]

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A Christmas Carol & Detachment

December 21, AD 2016 0 Comments
A Christmas Carol & Detachment

I recently attended a live performance of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The cast did an excellent job portraying the well-known tale in a new and creative way while remaining diligently faithful to the book. This fidelity to the authentic work allowed for the original themes, the ones that Dickens intended to highlight, to shine […]

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The Good News About Suffering

August 18, AD 2016 2 Comments
The Good News About Suffering

We are surrounded by human suffering. Many people are hurting in today’s world. Some suffering is horrific and some minor, but every kind can be soothed, and even removed, by trusting in God’s infinite Love and Mercy. Furthermore, God desires for us to become images of His Love and Mercy and to play a role […]

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Are We Making Peace a Priority?

July 11, AD 2016 3 Comments
Are We Making Peace a Priority?

I am a recovering control freak. For much of my life, I would be anxious about the future. I would succumb to stress or overthink various matters and circumstances. My heart would be full of questions, and I would wonder or worry about people or events beyond my control. Not only that, but I would […]

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End Your Day With the Examen

October 2, AD 2015 3 Comments
End Your Day With the Examen

Praying the Examen is a great way to unwind at the end of the day. St. Ignatius of Loyola popularized this method of prayer. The Examen is similar to an examination of conscience, but there a few added pieces- the Examen gives you an overall picture of the day and helps you to see God’s […]

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Ain’t Nobody Got Time…Enjoy It

September 19, AD 2015 0 Comments
Ain’t Nobody Got Time…Enjoy It

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin picking. It seems like I just finished putting away my bathing suit from summer vacation and already I’m seeing ads for fall—sweaters, jeans, and pumpkin everything. Before we know it, we will be seeing advertisements for Christmas shopping. Where is the time going? Time. The concept of time is […]

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Too Anxious to Function

May 12, AD 2015 2 Comments
Too Anxious to Function

I’m a pretty anxious person – I have the prescription to prove it. I tend to look at the details of a situation and easily become overwhelmed. Compound the anxiety with my need for some “me time” to recharge and housework after a long day with my children can be positively paralyzing. I faced one […]

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Choosing Peace

June 29, AD 2014 2 Comments
Choosing Peace

In the midst of all of this we are called to something greater. We read in Philippians 4: 6-7, “Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Peace? What is that? We say. It feels like a meaningless word, and not something we can actually apply to our lives.

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Which Battle are You Fighting this Lent?

March 22, AD 2014 1 Comment
Which Battle are You Fighting this Lent?

This week, we are in the midst of the battle. Lent is a battle. It’s our “campaign of Christian service,” as the Ash Wednesday collect says. At the beginning, we can be so gung-ho about Lent. We’ve gathered our weapons and put on the armor of God. (If we have loins to gird, we might even do that […]

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Book Review: <i>Go in Peace</i> by Pope John Paul II

January 29, AD 2014 0 Comments
Book Review: <i>Go in Peace</i> by Pope John Paul II

One night I had a lot of questions about life and serving others. I felt like I wasn’t doing enough, or that I wasn’t doing it right. I felt like I was wandering with no direction, and didn’t trust God to let Him take control. That night was not fun–so I picked up a book I […]

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War on Syria – A Way to Open Our Eyes

September 8, AD 2013 1 Comment
War on Syria – A Way to Open Our Eyes

 In our world today, Syria is the focus of everyone’s attention. The thought of war escalating strikes fear in our eyes, and we pray for mercy… but maybe that’s what we need.   When we face the prospect of war, we are likely to become more fervent. We pray more, we look to heaven and sometimes even prepare for […]

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