Feeling Weak?

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In her book, My Peace I Give You, Dawn Eden writes about questions she’s encountered in her life, confronting the memories of abuse: “How … do I take the first step? How do I find strength when all I have to work with is weakness?” I asked her about her answer: I found the answer [Read More...]

Yo, Bro!

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This would be appropriate and nourishing and challenging any day, but at a time when we’re reminded as a nation to look around and love a little more, this meditation today in the indispensible Magnificat is an especially timely guide: We must also nourish this deep desire to meet God so that when the opportunity [Read More...]

Just One Look

When we gaze on the Blessed Sacrament, our Lord gives us this same look he gave Peter, a look of mercy. Pope Benedict XVI said earlier this year in an installment of his catechesis on prayer: Luke the Evangelist has retained a further precious element of the events of the Last Supper that enables us [Read More...]

Subtle Witness

Getting on the Capitol South Metro stop in D.C. Tuesday night, I stood behind a young man — dressed for Hill work — who had his rosary in his hand, by his side, as he was praying. Not flaunting, just part of his commute. Everyone else had a thriller or Ipad or smart phone. Why [Read More...]

Holy, Holy, Holy

It was a ten-hour flight from Newark to Tel Aviv and the highlight — besides the beautiful, totally in love after decades of marriage, Portuguese couple sitting next to me — was the Jewish men standing, praying, with their prayer shawls and phylacteries. “I took out my Magnificat,” passenger after passenger told me after landing [Read More...]

Praying the ‘Our Father’

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus. [Read more...]

Oremus

Pray this Lent. [Read more...]

Prayer

“is what holds the life together.”   [Read more...]


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