Month: January 2021

Living Joy, Chris Stefanick

Give Yourself a Break from News and Noise

The average American teen spends over seven hours of screen time per day, not including schoolwork. The average adult consumes five times more information (most of it quick, passing news, not enriching and inspiring information) than their counterpart did fifty years ago. And most of our screen time consists of just seconds on one thing before jumping to another. For hours each day. I’m pleading on behalf of your brain right now: Please give me a break. I’m tired. 

Novena to St. Paul

Every year, the St. Paul Center prays a novena for the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, January 25. We pray to our patron for the conversion of our families and friends, as well as for our own deepened conversion. Join us for the next nine days as we ask for the powerful intercession of our beloved patron, St. Paul.

Highlights from the 2021 January Priest Conference

Thanks to your support, since COVID hit we have successfully and safely held two in-person retreats serving our spiritual fathers. At our latest retreat at Lakeway Resort in Austin, Texas, we hosted over 150 priests from across the country—many of whom had never been to a St. Paul Center event before.

Personal Prayer, Fr. Boniface Hicks, Lectio divina

Lectio Divina: A Guide to Praying with Scripture

“I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient tradition of lectio divina: the diligent reading of Sacred Scripture accompanied by prayer brings about that intimate dialogue in which the person reading hears God who is speaking, and in praying, responds to him with trusting openness of heart.”—Pope Benedict XVI