Spiritual Life

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Wisdom of God brings peace to our hearts, world
By Father Joseph Sund Scripture Reflections   READINGS FOR THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 19 Reading I – Wis 2:12, 17-20 Responsorial – Ps 54:3-6, 8 Reading II… Read More
Love More, Work Less
By Liz Kelly Your Heart, His Home   This year, I’ve been spending some time each day with St. Maximilian Kolbe. Before his martyrdom at Auschwitz – he volunteered to… Read More
St. Joseph models the dignity of work
In this year of St. Joseph, and during the month of September when we honor the value of labor, Catholics are called to reflect on the life of the saint.… Read More
Digital media’s effects on prayer
Have you ever tried to start a habit of daily prayer and then given up? Or perhaps you pray now and then, but have never been consistent. How can you… Read More
Faith in the Eucharist opens us to receive its graces
With the exception of last Sunday, due to the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we have been hearing for a month now from John chapter 6.… Read More
FATHER JEFF LOSEKE: The Good Shepherd calls us to walk in his way
“The road to hell is paved with the skulls of erring priests, with bishops as their signposts.” Though these startling words of St. John Chrysostom were written in the fourth… Read More
CONNIE ROSSINI: The need for education in prayer
We have spent the past 18 months delving into Part 4 of the Catechism, “Christian Prayer.” We have looked closely at the Our Father and Hail Mary, as well as… Read More
FATHER WALTER NOLTE: ‘Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?’
This pointed question of Jesus to his disciples gets to the very heart of the matter. He is confronting the storms of fear that were raging in their hearts as… Read More
CONNIE ROSSINI: All generations are blessed through her
Today we complete our examination of the Catechism’s teaching on the Hail Mary. We have already addressed the angel Gabriel’s greeting. Now we focus on the words of Mary’s cousin… Read More
FATHER DENNIS HANNEMAN: God’s Spirit enlivens us today to do the works he does
Most often, the question of who God is leads us into the speculative, conceptual realm: God is the almighty Creator of heaven and earth. God is the Father of all.… Read More
CONNIE ROSSINI: The Lord is with Mary – and us
The Hail Mary is one of the most familiar prayers to us as Catholics. But do we take the time to really think about what we are praying and why?… Read More
LIZ KELLY: The lasting grace of heartfelt, thankful prayer
As a jazz singer, I had the opportunity to play some prestigious venues, the North Sea and Montreux Jazz Festivals, for example. When I lived in Nashville, I sang in… Read More

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