Spiritual Life

from around the Archdiocese

Arriving at the Manger
In his Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius of Loyola offers a person making this retreat an imaginative prayer exercise to deeply enter into the powerful gift of the Incarnation. Ignatius suggests… Read More
The power of the resurrection is at work right now
It’s hard for us to wrap our minds around the idea of “resurrection.” There are some good analogies in the realm of nature: the caterpillar and the butterfly, the seed… Read More
Eucharist Centered Schools
A tweet has been shared quite a bit on social media. In short, it tells parents that (paraphrased) “one day our children will stand before Christ; and he’ll care little… Read More
Christ’s coming is found in the midst of our daily lives
Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8.12… Read More
Your Heart, His Home: What shall I give the Christ-child?
You know you’ve reached a new level of fatigue when you’ve been standing in the running shower for a good three minutes before, as your eyes fog over, you realize… Read More
Seeking the spiritual side of dementia
The possibility of suffering from dementia later in life is a worrisome and unpleasant prospect for many of us. Most people I know would like to remain in possession of… Read More
November: A month of prayer for our beloved dead
As the year draws to a close, the Church begins to reflect upon the end times and the second coming of Jesus Christ. We recall that our life on earth… Read More
SPIRITUAL LIFE: The Month of the Holy Rosary
 In October we celebrate the Month of the Holy Rosary. This is because we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Rosary on Oct. 7. There is a significance to this… Read More
How to participate with the Holy Spirit
Sometimes gold flakes surface along the periphery. The first or last picture in a photo shoot is the winner. The opening or final page of a book delivers the line… Read More
The mystery of the Cross
When I was just a newly ordained priest, my pastor tasked me with the responsibility of forming a committee to research and identify a new crucifix for our sanctuary that… Read More
YOUR HEART, HIS HOME: Taking our part in the Real Presence revival 
The first time I ever walked into the Center for Catholic Studies here in Minnesota, I remember thinking, “I’d love to get a job here one day.” Two years later… Read More
Total unity with God – body and soul
We don’t usually think of August as a month that honors Mary. Yet almost hidden in the heart of this late summer we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of… Read More

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