Month: November 2018

GREAT GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

The heading above was on the Internet in one of the hundreds of Emails I get on buying something I just can’t do without. That got me thinking in my Lectio Divina reflection (Phil 2:5), what is a gift I can receive at Christmas…

OBEDIENCE: The Archetypal Sin

The following is excerpted from my new book, GETTING THERE FROM HERE:  A Lay Cistercian reflects on  Cistercian Charisms and how they move us to conversion of life from self to God. I have dedicated this book to the late Father Anthony Delisi, O.C.S.O., our Lay Cistercian spiritual…

WAYS TO APPROACH THE MYSTERY OF FAITH WITHOUT FRYING YOUR NEURONS A Lay Cistercian reflects how to approach the Mystery of Faith for those who wait before the Blessed Sacrament.

What follows is excerpted from my latest book, WAYS TO APPROACH THE MYSTERY OF FAITH WITHOUT FRYING YOUR NEURONS: A Lay Cistercian reflects how to approach the Mystery of Faith for those who wait before the Blessed Sacrament. I have added Internet resources so that this may…

THE ART OF SPIRITUALITY

THE ART OF SPIRITUALITY I have excerpted some ideas about the great Mysterium  Fidei, the Mystery of Faith, from my most recent book entitled, YOU JUST MADE YOUR PROFESSION AS A CATHOLIC, NOW WHAT? A Lay Cistercian reflects on ten exercises you need to sustain Christ…

THE SMELL OF SIN

It might seem like an anomaly to say that sin can have a smell. I must be the only one who thinks this but I can smell hatred, I can smell what is rotten. I can see what decays and is not sustaining of…

SIXTY SECOND CATHOLIC: Serving Two Masters

Scripture tells us we cannot serve two masters. This is the classic “either-or” dichotomy. You can do both. You must choose one. Jesus uses this dilemma is describing choices. I think this is worth an examination. There are probably many of these choices that…

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