Icons are not only a form of art: they orient the mind and heart towards the mysteries of God, and thus they’re an important resource for prayer, especially in Eastern Christianity.
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In spiritual direction, we speak with a trusted advisor who helps us to see God’s love in our lives more clearly. This can be a meaningful experience for the director as well as the person seeking direction.
Beyond mere biology, the importance of Mary’s heart is the key to understanding her virginity. Here’s a Marian inspired Examen to take to prayer.
While praying about where his next mission might be, Ignatius experienced himself being found like the lost sheep. Having begun his mission, he realized Jesus found him so that he might find others.
Christian faith calls us to remember our mortality, but thinking about death doesn’t have to be a source of discomfort. Meditating on death can deepen our awareness of God’s presence in our lives and our need to rely on God for our very lives.
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Ian Peoples reflects on two different experiences of the Holocaust to find meaning and hope in the midst of unspeakable darkness.
On the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we pray that she will help our lives become a dance that praises, reverences and serves God.
With funeral processions visible in the streets, Conan reflects on the liturgical value of the song “Remember Me” from Coco.
As Christians, we know that it all boils down to love. Sometimes that can be a comfort, but what about when it’s scary?
On the Feast of All Souls, many people fondly remember their deceased grandparents. For Billy, that experience of boundless love for an elder helped break through a distracting period of prayer.