Tag Archives: Prayer

How to Approach the Fear of Being Changed By a Retreat

Fear of being changed by a retreat is a legitimate concern, particularly if you have never made a retreat before, but here is why we should be open to it: Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Lectio Divina

Among the oldest and richest forms of prayer in the Catholic faith is Lectio Divina, which is Latin for “Holy Reading.” Continue reading

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What Are the Daily Readings?

Each time you go to Mass you hear a series of Scripture readings.
They may seem arbitrary but the truth is that there is a carefully planned structure to them. Continue reading

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7 Great Resources for Daily Lenten Reflections

Here are seven great Lenten resources that will give you reflections for each day of the season. Continue reading

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Fasting Retreats

Fasting is a practice that many Catholics reserve only for Lent, but it should be practiced year-round. One retreat that can be great is a fasting retreat. Continue reading

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Praying Through Protests at Mass

Experiences with protests at Mass can be frustrating and unnerving. We discuss three ways to focus when there are major distractions at Mass. Continue reading

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Making a Private Retreat, Part 1: Structure

Would you like to make a private retreat but are unsure about how to structure the time? We have a framework that will make your retreat fruitful. Continue reading

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Silent Retreats

Silent retreats are an important part of Catholic prayer life. Whether at a retreat center, hermitage, or monastery, a silent retreat will change your life. Continue reading

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The Spiritual Exercises

The Spiritual Exercises are a series of prayers and meditations used for retreats in the Ignatian, or Jesuit, tradition. Retreats can be 30 day retreats of silence and solitude, or a series of reflections to aid us in everyday life. Continue reading

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The Examen

An integral part of Ignatian spirituality is the Examen, a daily reflection on how we are living our lives and how we are following God’s plan. Continue reading

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