When Praying Feels Impossible
Reflect Thomas Merton understood so much about the challenges of the engaged spiritual life. He wrote, “Prayer and love are really learned in the hour when prayer becomes impossible and your heart turns to stone”. Have you felt this, or …
Spiritual Warfare with St. Anthony the Abbot
Reflect St. Anthony the Abbot lived in the desert in Egypt during the early days of the Church and led a very faithful life. The enemy fears those close to God, so Anthony found himself in the midst of spiritual …
Leaning on Prayer in Difficult Times
Through prayer I began to sense the one I trusted was always with me, albeit now in a quieter way.
Let Us Pray: The Living Body of Christ
We are, indeed, the living body of Christ, always becoming one in him who is our Lord and salvation.
God Moving toward Us
Reflect Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, writes: “We move toward God because God has first moved toward us—this is the Franciscan path of prayer.” Pray God, it brings reliefto know you will always meet memore than halfway.That I don’t have to strive …
Three Minutes with God: Finding Peace
The greatest mistake we humans often make is to become upset and lose our peace. We lose our peace because we want, at any price, to change the people around us. How many married people become agitated and irritated because they would like their spouse not to have this or that fault?