Category Archives: Faith Reflections

Spouses who pray together…

Dr. Jim Keating knocks it out of the ballpark in this talk on “spousal prayer.” Watch this video when you have a spare 45 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiCCQIdunO4

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In honor of today’s Feast of the Annunciation

by St. Anselm of Canterbury Blessed Lady, sky and stars, earth and rivers, day and night—everything that is subject to the power or use of man—rejoice that through you they are in some sense restored to their lost beauty and … Continue reading

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Why and How to Make a Retreat

Originally at: http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2014/why-and-how-to-make-a-retreat.html by Fr. C. John McCloskey at is a Catholic retreat and why do you need one annually? Since we’re about to begin Lent, these are two good questions. Let’s begin with a brief history lesson. What we call a … Continue reading

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The Desert, The Lenten War

Originally at: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-desert-the-war/ by Rod Dreher So, Lent. It started tonight for Orthodox Christians, with Forgiveness Vespers, in which each of us in the congregation asks each other member, one on one, for forgiveness, then offers it to them. I remember … Continue reading

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Orthodox Military Chaplain post 9/11

Originally at: http://www.aoiusa.org/blog/have-icon-will-travel/ by Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster At 11:20 p.m. on April 3, 2010, a loud explosion broke the night silence around the main chapel on Bagram Air Field (BAF) in Afghanistan. I was putting on my vestments in preparation … Continue reading

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Family’s 10 days with baby w/ fatal genetic abnormality

Originally at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2552509/Beautiful-photos-capture-familys-10-precious-days-baby-Zion-knew-born-fatal-genetic-abnormality.html by DAILY MAIL REPORTER When Josh and Robbyn Blick learned that their son would be born with a fatal genetic abnormality, they were excited about the days they would get to spend with him – even if there weren’t … Continue reading

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Forgiving a “worthless” father

Originally at: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/01/21/forgiving-my-worthless-father/ by Leslie Leyland Fields I never called my father worthless. That was his own word for himself.  I had other words to describe him. But in a way he was right. He said it on the phone after I … Continue reading

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Eucharist Addict

Originally at: http://magazine.nd.edu/news/44918/  by Michael Garvey I should be forgiven for beginning with some reluctance. After all, for almost half a century — at least since the 1970s — a sort of subgenre of opinion journalism has flourished, consisting of essays … Continue reading

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From Kissing Elvis to Mother Superior

By Mother Dolores Hart, OSB  Religious life is meant for all who seek God no matter what they believe is their calling or vocation. But we have come to think this term defines a vocation to a particular religious order. … Continue reading

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Prisoner for Christ Constantin Oprisan

…an older article by Dreher that follows up on yesterday’s post: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/constantin-oprisan/ By ROD DREHER • April 29, 2013 Today begins Holy Week for Orthodox Christians. In Sunday liturgy, our priest told us to spend this week reading spiritual books, and … Continue reading

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