Archive by tag: SpiritualityReturn
RSS
A Simple Way to Make a Holy Hour (And It's Easy to Remember) - Part 2

A Simple Way to Make a Holy Hour (And It's Easy to Remember) - Part 2

The previous post featured a quote from Blessed James Alberione describing the Way-Truth-Life method for making a Holy Hour. Blessed James Alberione firmly believed that the Gospel and the Eucharist express Christ’s self-revelation and self-giving, and he affirmed that Jesus, “in order to unite to himself the whole person, gave us his teaching and himself: the Gospel and the Eucharist.”  The three-part method for Eucharistic adoration that Blessed James left to us is ...
Read More
A Simple Way to Make a Holy Hour (AND It's Easy to Remember!) - Part 1

A Simple Way to Make a Holy Hour (AND It's Easy to Remember!) - Part 1

Blessed James Alberione made several holy hours daily, and he left us a particular "way"--you might call it his own "secret"--for making a holy hour, based on the Eucharistic liturgy of the Mass. (Thankfully, he's shared it with all of us!) I've been making a daily Hour of Adoration using this method for over 25 years, and it is simple, easy to remember, and completely adaptable to whatever I'm going through at the moment. Blessed James divides the hour into ...
Read More
Piety Doesn’t Always Start on One’s Knees

Piety Doesn’t Always Start on One’s Knees

Every religious institute has a “take” on prayer, apostolate, vows, community and so on. As Paulines we call it having the Pauline “color.” Our Founder urged us always to take on this Pauline mentality and mode of living, praying, and working. It is clear then, that when you put a Benedictine next to a Carmelite you see clear distinctions between them, although they both love prayer, carry out a mission, take vows and live in community. A Franciscan doesn’t quite lo...
Read More
We Are Apostles of Christ: Reflections on My Perpetual Profession

We Are Apostles of Christ: Reflections on My Perpetual Profession

Apostle!  Of the thousands of beautiful, inspiring, and sometimes challenging words listened to and read during the year I spent in Italy preparing for perpetual vows, this is one of the words that struck me the most. That the word "apostle" spoke to me in so many new ways surprised me, since as Daughters of St. Paul we are familiar with and use the word “apostle” many times daily. We encounter and pray with Jesus and his apostles every day as we meditat...
Read More
A Picture that Changed My Life

A Picture that Changed My Life

For anyone who knows me, I can see their eyes rolling right now. “There she goes again!” I’ve had these “life-changing” experiences monthly since I entered in 1978.Seriously, though. At the end of annual retreat this year, I read the explanation of our icon of the Divine Master. I’ve probably read it before. This time, however, it was the “sacrament” or channel of God’s grace in a particular way.Our spirituality can be summed up in four words...
Read More
Last Day Novena to St. Paul, Offered in Reparation for the Misuse of the Media

Last Day Novena to St. Paul, Offered in Reparation for the Misuse of the Media

Join us in concluding this Novena to Saint Paul, in reparation for the misuse of the media and so that everyone will use the media as God intends: for God's glory and the good of God's people.
Read More
Novena to St. Paul Day 8—Offered in Reparation for the Misuse of the Media

Novena to St. Paul Day 8—Offered in Reparation for the Misuse of the Media

Join in praying this Novena to Saint Paul, in reparation for the misuse of the media and so that everyone will use the media as God intends: for God's glory and the good of God's people.
Read More
Page 2 of 3 First 1[2]3 Last