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Elevate Your Conversations By Becoming A Better Listener. Learn How To Engage With Others In A Meaningful Way And Build Stronger Connections.

The Vigilant Heart: Remote Preparation For Mental Prayer

We have all had the experience of being in conversation with someone who is not attentive, looks over our shoulder, glances at his watch, scrolls up and down on his phone, etc. while we speak. Every one of us also knows what it means to speak with someone who is truly listening and grasps even the unspoken things that we’ve communicated.

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Experience A Retreat That Embraces Woundedness And Vulnerability, But Be Aware Of Potential Blame And Disrespect. Join A Circle To Share Your Stories, But Prepare For Unexpected Dynamics. Learn More About This Unique Opportunity.

Spiritual Retreats Need Piety And Modesty

A charitable young man, a former parishioner of mine, heard that I was stuck in quarantine. He texted me, indicating that he had just finished a weekend retreat, was in the neighborhood, and could drop off some victuals for his reclusive ex-pastor.

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Uncover the extraordinary legacy of Bishop Ignatius Kung, a symbol of unwavering faith and dedication. Learn about his incredible sacrifice and refusal to renounce his allegiance to Rome.

Advent – Time For “Holiday Parties” Or Little Lent?

My childhood hero was Bishop Ignatius Kung.

We were told of his heroic suffering as a prisoner. The Chinese Communists (the same ones who recently gifted us with a man-made virus), permitted him to leave his solitary confinement of thirty years if he would only renounce his allegiance to Rome.

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Delve into the three necessary means of salvation for achieving holiness: sacramental grace, prayer, and virtue. Learn how to progress in holiness by understanding the importance of these spiritual practices.

How To Advance In Holiness: Lectio Divina

How do we advance in holiness? This not an impractical question. The Church teaches us that we have three necessary means of salvation and, those same, according to degree, attain holiness: sacramental grace, prayer, and virtue. All three pistons have to be running in unison for the motor of the spiritual organism to advance.

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Gain Insight Into The Struggles Against Sin Shared By Young And Not-so-young Individuals. Despite Societal Indoctrination, They Possess A Remarkable Awareness Of Natural Law And Self, Boldly Recognizing And Confronting Sin. Explore Their Revealing Narratives On Our Website.

Battle Ready: No Mental Prayer, No Holiness

When young people tell me about their struggles against sin (and quite a few not so young), the manner in which they recount their difficulties is quite revealing.  First of all, they know what is a sin, and that’s helpful. In spite of the perverse indoctrination they receive from all sides (academia, entertainment, big tech, our present regime, etc.), they still have enough awareness of natural law and self to know to call sin out for what it is. That’s encouraging.

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