Tag Archives: Prayer

3 conversions of the purgative way

  Going through old files today, I came across a Secular Carmelite newsletter from 1997. In it our community’s spiritual director wrote about the three stages of conversion in the purgative way. His source was Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s Spiritual Passages: … Continue reading

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Will you help me with my new writing project?

Readers, I need your help with my new writing project. I’m not asking for your editing expertise. I don’t want you to finance my writing. I’m asking for something much more precious–your prayers. Back in June I published the short … Continue reading

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Educate your kids for divine union

Through prayer and study, I’ve created a list of the elements of an education that I think best starts children on this road. Divine union comes through living a life of prayer and virtue. So, generally speaking, we want to … Continue reading

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To hear God, be silent

Remember when God spoke to Elijah on Mt. Horeb?  There was a mighty wind, an earthquake, and a fire, but it was not until Elijah heard a gentle whisper or “a still, small voice” that he knew God was present … Continue reading

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10 Ways to keep your kids Catholic

Watching the events of the last few weeks unfold, I have been struck anew by how many former Catholics there are in the news media. None of them have a clue about what it means to be Catholic. That, coupled … Continue reading

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Beg, borrow, or steal buy: Fire Within

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. By Fr. Thomas Dubay. Thorough, understandable explanation of Carmelite spirituality. Contains short biographies of Teresa … Continue reading

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Mary pondered all these things–do you?

There are many types of devotion to Mary. Carmelites honor Mary by imitating her. In particular, they imitate her way of meditating on the great things that God has done. Luke’s Gospel tells us twice that “Mary kept all these … Continue reading

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Beg, borrow, or steal buy: Introduction to the Devout Life

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. By St. Francis de Sales. The classic spiritual guide for lay people. Practical and specific … Continue reading

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