Spiritual Life

from around the Archdiocese

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
Ordinary Time ‘celebrates the saving work of Christ’
Summer in the archdiocese is very green. All around, the fields, gardens and outdoor spaces have clothed themselves in various shades of verdant splendor. Green is a sign of life… Read More
The priesthood is God's gift to us
During the month of June, most of the priests in our archdiocese celebrate the anniversary of their priestly ordination. Typically, the Archdiocese of Omaha holds priestly ordinations on the first… Read More
THE CATHOLIC CULTURALIST – What we owe God: recovering the virtue of religion
We are not used to thinking about owing anything to God. In many ways, religion has become focused on “me,” going to Church therapeutically to feel good about oneself. In… Read More
SPIRITUAL REFLECTION: The power of the Holy Spirit transforms us
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and to the ends of all the earth” (Acts,… Read More

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