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Reflection on The Holy Spirit: Spiritual by Communion

“The Spirit raises our hearts to heaven, guides the steps of the weak, and brings to perfection those who are making progress.  He enlightens those who have been cleansed from every stain of sin and makes them spiritual by communion with himself.” …

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Prayer And Spirituality

St. Benedict: "God regards our purity of heart and tears of compunction"

“We must know that God regards our purity of heart and tears of compunction, not our many words.”
– St. Benedict, Rule of Saint Benedict

Religious/Theological Reflections

Ascension Day Reflection: Seek The Things Above

Thank you to Matthew Bohrer for this splendid image that I have chosen to use for this blog reflection.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

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Prayer And Spirituality

Grumpy Monk:  St. Benedict

Today’s installment from the Museum of Grumpy Contemplatives brings us face-to-face with St. Benedict of Nursia, the fourth century monk who wrote down a rule of life that has given us many generations of grumpy monks and nuns.  921 more words

Embrace The Grump

Reflection on The Path of Life

You will show me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy, and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore. (

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Prayer And Spirituality

Dealing with Writer's Block (#SmartWritersTips)

“The other day on Facebook, on of my friends (*ahem, Lisa Hendey*) suggested I recommend some tips for overcoming writer’s block. Being a Catholic editor and all, my first thought was to swipe the advice of St. 286 more words

Lisa Hendey

Reflection on Easter Psalm

I called to the Lord in my distress; the Lord answered me by setting me free.  The Lord is at my side, therefore I will not fear; what can anyone do to me?

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Prayer And Spirituality