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Walk with Jesus to Calvary by Praying the Stations of the Cross

Many Catholic Churches have a stations of the Cross celebration every Friday as a way to add an additional sacrifice to our Lenten journey. The stations are a way to reflect on the passion of Jesus. In addition to the standard stations, there are many variations. There are those who view the passion through the …

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St. John of the Cross Weighs in on the Big Topics of 2017

They say there’s nothing new under the sun, and this age-old adage bears weight in the spiritual realm as well. As humanity collectively – or individually – struggles with different aspects of our fallen human nature through the centuries, certain themes rise and fall in a cyclical timelessness. And so it is that a great …

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Strength in Troubled Times: 5 Quotes from St. Faustina’s Diary

Times are troubling. That’s not a political statement or thought, just a fact. There seems to be nothing but division, vitriol, spite, anger, and frustration – from every side of every aisle on every topic these days. Whether it’s rallies, Twitter wars, a 24 hour news cycle with no clear message, Facebook comment box debates …

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Mother Angelica’s Pearls of Wisdom on Suffering and Burnout

In the 1970’s, Mother Angelica wrote series of short books on suffering and spiritual burnout. Ultimately, she suffered many, many years from many ailments, and she showed us an example how to join our suffering to the suffering of Jesus upon the cross. Here are some pearls of wisdom she wrote before her great years …

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10 Things You Should NEVER Say To a Catholic With Mental Illness

In a given year, nearly one in four adults will be diagnosed with a mental disorder. These disorders can range from mild depression to severe schizophrenia. They can include bipolar disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety, postpartum depression, and many more. Some can be treated with a combination of therapy and medication, some require lengthy periods of …

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