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Contemplation puts us in touch intuitively and lovingly with the truth. It helps us develop wisdom, a God’s eye view of reality. Perhaps a talk, an insight, or a recommended book or film will draw you deeper into both wisdom and the truest form of love.

Love and Hate

In this gospel Fr. Eric points up the difference between the cost of discipleship and paying the price ...
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Opening Oneself a Little More

Baptism supplies the hardware. But we need to unleash its potential through appropriation, says Br. Thomas. St. Teresa took up this challenge by opening herself to God's promptings and doing great things for him. She transcended herself more and more by opening herself ever a little more ...
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Bones for Resurrection

mp3=Freedom comes from the inside, says Sr. Ceil. She draws out from two examples from Russian prison camps who attained in a mysterious way this inner freedom and transformation ...
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A Prophet Blazing Already

Jesus is impatient for all to be revealed. For his message to take root. Jesus speaks some hard sayings.What does Jesus model for me about my faith asks Fr. Eric ...
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This Little Heaven

In her book, The Way of Perfection, St. Teresa of Avila offers advice and counsel to her nuns. She is writing with them in mind, but indeed for anyone who finds themselves desiring to follow Christ and live an authentic life of prayer. From chapter 27 onwards she offers us her commentary on The Our ...
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