Monthly Archives: November 2012

Beg, borrow, or steal buy: Time for God by Jacques Philippe

In this occasional series of posts, I recommend resources for you and your family in 100 words or less. More detailed reviews may come later. Traditional teaching on prayer from a Catholic perspective. Contemporary author. Relevant examples. Easy to read. … Continue reading

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The secret of a domestic monastery : Conversion Diary

The secret of a domestic monastery : Conversion Diary. For years I’ve been fascinated with the idea of creating a “domestic monastery.” To me, that concept evoked a home that’s orderly and prayerful, a haven where you could go to … Continue reading

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What is contemplation? Part II

There are three major categories of contemplation. The first, which I wrote about last week, is natural contemplation. The second is the contemplation practiced in non-Christian religions. The third is supernatural contemplation. It is this third type of contemplation that … Continue reading

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Meditate on the Eucharist, our Thanksgiving

The Eucharist is our thanksgiving, our thank offering to God. Meditate on the Eucharist this Thanksgiving with the help of this great work of art. Consciously set aside all distractions. Quiet your mind. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your … Continue reading

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What is contemplation? Part I

ontemplation for Carmelites is the summit of the spiritual life on earth. It is (or should be) the goal of all Christians. It is what we prepare our kids for in our homeschool. But there is a lot of misunderstanding … Continue reading

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Beg, borrow, or steal buy: Golden Children’s Bible

In this occasional series of posts, I recommend resources for you and your family in 100 words or less. More detailed reviews may come later. Beautiful, traditional language. The Bible, slightly edited–not a book of paraphrased Bible stories. Artwork inspired … Continue reading

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Holiness and education both begin with openness

ph’phata!” Jesus said to the man who was deaf and mute. “Be open!” (See Mark 7:34.) The call to openness is a call to us all, whether we seek greater intimacy with God, or a better education for our children. … Continue reading

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Rejoice, a blog is born!

ejoice! This is a test. My real first post will come later. Thanks!

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