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7 Things Not to Do For Lent

Lent is a time of spiritual self-discovery, renewal, and an invitation to find God’s will for us. Through sacrifice, prayer, and alms-giving we are looking

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My Lenten Pilgrimage

Every year I make plans for my Lenten practices and spiritual reading, but I know to be flexible because every year an unanticipated thrust emerges

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Fearing the Silence

Why do we fear coming to God? Why does turning to God come only once we have no where else to turn in our trials?

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In Everything, Give Thanks

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, many of us are preparing our homes for guests, buying food to make a huge meal, and getting ready

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Prayer: Keep The Lights On

One fine day, bouncing along the potholes of a boulevard in New York, the driver of the car in which I was a passenger proclaimed

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Faith Without Hope

Ephemeral Hope I possess an intellectual spirituality that makes me shy away from an outward display of faith filled emotions. I prefer internal intensity. Also,

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Hope in Front of Me

If there is any process that can take your sense of hope, doubt, faith and trust, put all of them in a blender and see

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Frustrations in Prayer

Fr. Ronald Knox, an English Catholic of the early 20th century and convert, gave retreats and talks to lay people to help them deepen and

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Lost in the city

He walked into the church in the early morning hours with only socks on his feet, no shoes, and a torn shirt. He walked to

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Spiritual Sisterhood

Girlfriends play a significant role in the lives of young women. This spiritual sisterhood, as I like to call it, is irreplaceable as women encounter

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Baby-Stepping to Holiness

One of my wife’s and my favorite movies is What about Bob? In this early-90s comedy, Richard Dreyfuss plays Dr. Leo Marvin, a psychiatrist who has just

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