How I Pray: The Very Reverend Archimandrite John Panteleimon Manoussakis


I wanted an Orthodox voice in How I Pray, and Artur Rosman suggested The Very Reverend Archimandrite John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross and an Honorary Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. He is the author of God After Metaphysics (2007) and more recently of For the Unity of [Read More...]

The Most Important Book of the Year is Only $5 For a Limited Time


Paul Thigpen’s Manual for Spiritual Warfare is a must-have. I hate the phrase “instant classic,” partly because it’s an oxymoron, and partly because time is fickle, but I can see this one being read and handed down and treasured a hundred years from now. Thigpen’s book is a clear-headed and faith-filled look at the devil [Read More...]

How I Pray: Tom Neal


Dr. Tom Neal is Professor of Spiritual Theology and Academic Dean at Notre Dame Seminary. He blogs at Neal Obstat, which is just a great name for a blog. He did his graduate work in historical theology and the socio-historical dimensions of Christian mysticism, and has done adult catechesis for seventeen years. He writes that his [Read More...]

How I Pray: Sr. Mary Catharine Perry, O.P.

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It’s the Dominican throwdown! Last week, Br. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P. told us about his prayer life. This week, Sr. Mary Catharine Perry, O.P., tells us about hers.  Sr. Mary Catharine is a cloistered nun at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary. She’s part of the famous Dominican Nuns of Summit, New Jersey, known [Read More...]

How I Pray: Br. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P.


Br. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P. is a Dominican friar, studying for the priesthood at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.  He hails from Columbus, Ohio, where he earned a doctorate in mathematics at The Ohio State University before entering religious life in 2010, and he made his solemn, lifetime profession of religious vows in [Read More...]

How I Pray: Brandon Vogt

Brandon Vogt is a Catholic writer and speaker. He’s written four books, including The Church and New Media and Saints and Social Justice. He works as the Content Director for Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and lives in Orlando with his wife, Kathleen, and their four children. Follow him at or on Twitter [Read More...]

How I Pray: Jen Fitz


Jen Fitz is a catechist, writer, author of Classroom Management for Catechists, and Vice President of the Catholic Writers Guild. I like the clear, no-nonsense posts explaining the faith at her blog Sticking the Corners here at Patheos. Today she joins me to answer the How I Pray questionnaire. Who are you? Jen Fitz. I’m a writer, and [Read More...]

Richard Rolle on the Psalms

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I know I’m on break, but I wanted to share this from my recent reading of the works by the great medieval English hermit Richard Rolle. Those who pray the Hours know how true it is: A great fullness of spiritual comfort and joy in God comes into the hearts of those who recite or [Read More...]