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Category Archives: Holiness
Why is spiritual detachment necessary?
In my post last week we defined spiritual detachment as getting rid of our selfish clinging to things or persons other than God in response to His love for us. Today I would like to address why detachment is necessary. … Continue reading
Posted in Holiness Tagged Carmelite, Detachment, Idols, John of the Cross, Teresa of Ávila 8 Comments
What is detachment in the Catholic spiritual life?
Among Carmelite saints, John of the Cross, co-founder of the Discalced Carmelites with Teresa of Avila, is not the most popular. Why not? He insisted that detachment was necessary for holiness. Many Catholics, misunderstanding his teaching, think it too hard … Continue reading
Posted in Holiness Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Detachment, John of the Cross, Thérèse of Lisieux 17 Comments
You can be holy today
There seems to be a dilemma in the spiritual life. We want to do great things for God, but we are caught up in the little tasks of everyday life. We think holiness must wait until some future time: when … Continue reading
Posted in Holiness Tagged Buddhism, Carmelite, Catholic, Fr. de Caussade, Little Way, Mindfulness, Thérèse of Lisieux 8 Comments