Archive | 2020

Ash Wednesday, forty days of Lent, Catholic Lent

The Meaning Behind Ash Wednesday and Forty Days

By Regis Flaherty  Regis Flaherty is a bestselling author of several books, including Jesus Is the Gift: The Spirituality of Advent & Christmas. Imagine a young woman who is not very athletic but who sees value in being involved in competitive sports. So, every fall she trains for cross-country races. She exercises and eats the

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Sneak Peek of The Bible and the Church Fathers

  It’s finally here! The study that everyone’s been waiting for has arrived: The Bible and the Church Fathers. It makes the perfect study for Lent! This isn’t your typical Bible study—more than an ordinary study of Scripture, it’s an historical overview of the early Christian Church’s approach to the Word of God. It will

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30 Days with Teresa of Avila, detachment

Seeking God in Darkness

By Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, and Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB  Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests.  Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, is is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent

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Prayer to St. Conrad of Piacenza

    St. Conrad of Piacenza was an Italian nobleman living in the thirteenth century. He married a noblewoman and lived a life of luxury in his youth. His life was transformed, however, when one day he accidentally caught the forest on fire while hunting. An innocent peasant was blamed and sentenced to death, but

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Reading the Bible with the Church Fathers

By John Bergsma  Dr. John Bergsma is Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. A former Protestant pastor, he is the author of several books on Scripture and the Catholic faith. I went into reading the Apostolic Fathers convinced that they were going to show that the early Church was Calvinist, which was

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Fulfillment of All Desire

Called to Holiness

By Ralph Martin  Ralph Martin is president of Renewal Ministries in Ann Arbor, Michigan and director of graduate programs in the new evangelization at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. He is the author of the best-selling The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints.  Photo

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The Bible and the Church Fathers Launch Party – Free Livestream!

Join Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Mike Aquilina for the launch of our newest Journey Through Scripture study, The Bible and the Church Fathers. Watch for free online Wednesday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time Popular author and biblical scholar John Bergsma will share how the Church Fathers helped lead him to the Catholic

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Finding Profound Love in Eucharistic Adoration

By Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, and Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB  Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB, is a Benedictine monk of St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has provided spiritual direction for many men and women, including married couples, seminarians, consecrated religious, and priests.  Fr. Thomas Acklin, OSB, is is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent

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Fundamentalist, creation, literal, Bible

Do We Take the Bible Literally?

By Stephen B. Clark  Stephen B. Clark is the former president of Sword of the Spirit and is currently a regional missionary coordinator, lecturer, and author. His book The Old Testament in the Light of the New: The Stages of God’s Plan provides a comprehensive look at how Christians should read the Bible. The term

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