Spiritual Life

from around the Archdiocese

Enemies present the supreme test of our love
In the Sunday Gospels these weeks, we are hearing passages from the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. If there is one place to which we can look to hear our… Read More
Prayer is a covenant and a communion
In our discussion of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on prayer, we have seen that prayer involves both our minds and our hearts. We have explored what it… Read More
Readying your heart for Lent
If you practice regular meditation with Scripture, you know that St. Ignatius and other spiritual masters recommend that you read through the chosen passage the night before your prayer time.… Read More
We become salt and light through works of mercy
BY FATHER WALTER NOLTE “You are the salt of the earth.” “You are the light of the world.” “A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” All three of… Read More
Christian prayer is a great gift
Last time, we began exploring the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on prayer. We saw that prayer involves both the mind and the heart. Today we delve into what… Read More
Religious sisters teach truth in diverse ways
Truth and love. Sister Renée Mirkes has dedicated her whole life to those things. And not just as ideals – but as very concrete, personal realities. “The two things that… Read More
St. Gerald Parish evangelists are changing lives
Faith mentors grateful for archdiocese training Joe Buck, 23, had been watching his friends leave the church “with reckless abandon” and decided to do something about it. He took training… Read More
How friendship can save souls
Michael Doerneman knew a co-worker was in need after that person reached out to him. “He was depressed and wasn’t finding answers in things of this world,” he said. “He… Read More
Meeting Jesus in the ordinary
When first asked to speak at ArchOmaha Unite, Mara Fosdick had no idea what she would say. “I had heard the archdiocesan mission statement before,” said Fosdick, a member of… Read More
She made the choice
It was her decision. Her mother had been baptized Catholic but was no longer practicing. Her father had not been around as she was growing up. Kierstene Frye was never… Read More
Love is a doing word
Christine Ikeh was a refugee from rural Nigeria, who had fled the violence and havoc caused by Boko Haram militants, when Dana Washington noticed her attending Mass at her church,… Read More

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