I was invited to Thursday dinner at the largest parish in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Arriving right on time, I was disconcerted to find the rectory empty except for the housekeeper. “I’m sorry,” I said to her. “I must have marked the wrong date on my calendar.” “No, you have the right date,” she …
One of the dangers of our weakness in the face of suffering, is the propensity to cave in on ourselves. We can turn inward and isolate ourselves from the people around us and the world. This is a natural response to pain. We want to lick our wounds and deal with the pain on our …
Catherine of Alexandria refused to denounce Christianity and was scourged and imprisoned by the emperor. Many people came to visit her while she was imprisoned, including Maxentius’ wife. It is said that all of her visitors converted to Christianity and were martyred. See: http://catholicexchange.com/st-catherine-of-alexandria-a-guide-in-our-call-as-christian-witnesses
What's Wrong with "Crazy with Joy"? - SpiritualDirection.com What does St Teresa of Avila have to say about being crazy with joy? Find out in this excerpt & reflection from 30 Days with Teresa of Avila... See: http://www.spiritualdirection.com/2015/09/02/whats-wrong-with-crazy-with-joy-day-17-30-days-with-teresa-of-avila
The Glory of the Most Holy Trinity Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen reflects glory of most Holy Trinity; Carmelite Spirituality, Solemnity, Trinity Sunday, Divine Intimacy... See: http://www.spiritualdirection.com/2015/05/31/the-glory-of-the-most-holy-trinity
A Night in the Holy Sepulchre Part 2: Pentecost David Torkington continues his reflection on the Holy Sepulchre with specific emphasis on Pentecost and the descent of the Holy Spirit, more... See: http://www.spiritualdirection.com/2015/05/20/a-night-in-the-holy-sepulchre-part-2-pentecost
Grief as Spiritual Purification and Renewal ST. JOHN OF AVILA Madam, I have delayed writing to you, for I thought that my words could do little to mitigate the great sorrow which they tell me you are suffering. It seemed to me that I could help you better by interceding on your behalf with the God of all consolation, than by anything I could say.