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Grace in Liminality

It seems to me that one of the most difficult things in the spiritual life is opening oneself up to experiencing God’s love, grace, and goodness during the liminal times of our lives—that space of helplessness and unknowing between the ...
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Popularity Contest

Saint Faustina knew the only opinion that mattered was God’s, and she pushed on to fulfill his desire that she spread the message of divine mercy to the world. 
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Our Path as It Is

Sometimes on the path we’re walking upon, it is easy to become haunted by regret, comparisons, or dreams yet to be attained. The contemplative must rise above lingering either/or judgments of oneself and trust in the non-dualistic path that has ...
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Honoring the Divine Breath of Creation

God’s love for us cannot be separated from God’s love for creation. Let us honor the Divine breath that connects all living things through our actions as well as our words as we pray.
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Grace-Filled Redirection

Daniel Comboni’s (1831–1881) first missionary trip to Africa ended in failure. He returned home to Italy and came up with what was a novel idea then: involve African Christians directly in the evangelization of their sisters and brothers.
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‘This Is My Beloved Son…’

Regardless of the details, the habit of keeping a gratitude journal makes us more alert and sensitive. The more we seek things and people to record, the more grateful we become.
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To Restore the Relationship, Let the Grievance Go

Forgiveness isn’t just about letting our grievances go. Forgiveness is the path to restoring the love that binds us to God and to one another.
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