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mental illness, prayer

Prayers for the Vatican Staff

At the Vatican today a man is threatening to jump off of the dome! How he got up there in the first place is a...

Do You Say Grace in Restaurants?

So a student I know, Brendan, writes on his tumblr today: It’s very rare to see a group of friends saying grace before a meal...
Catholics and World Events, prayer, science, Technology & Religion
inspiration, prayer, reflections, social justice, young adult ministry

Comfort: Not Enough or Too Much?

Do you ever feel uncomfortable? I hope so because that might indeed be good for you. Thus is the thesis of my former colleague, Fr....

A Morning Prayer

Lord, today is going to be stressful, I fear. Help me not to fear but to praise you in this morning, knowing that all I...
prayer, retreats, silence

Hearing Everything

Becky Eldridge reflects ironically on the noises all around her as she seeks silence on a young adult retreat this week. It is there that...
prayer, silence

Is It Hard to Be Silent?

After reading about monk’s commitment to silence I was up late and engaged with just a portion of the great movie Into Great Silence, which...
Blogging, marriage, prayer

Monks Don’t Vow Silence

Carl McColman over at Patheos has a great piece on how the Cistercians respect for silence has been misinterpreted over the years as a vow....
Catholics and World Events, politics, prayer, social justice, Wacky theology