Category: Spiritual Life

This category, of course, can cover many topics. We try to limit it in this section to articles that deal with the inner life of the soul elevated by grace or wounded by sin: virtue and vice, heroic Catholic men and women as seen under the light of the particular virtue they exemplified, the cardinal virtues, spiritual formation, growth, and purgation, and the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.

Consideration

“Consideration is the heart of charity.”  This can be applied to how we treat our fellow man and also how we treat the Mysteries that God has revealed to us.  Another name for consideration in this case is meditation. 

Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky to the Youth

(Webmaster’s Note: We are indebted to the Ukrainian Catholic daily, The New Star, of Chicago, for the following inspirational excerpt.) Throughout his life Metropolitan Andrew Sheptytsky was a friend to Ukrainian youth.

Quit Whining!

The Thirteenth Annual Pilgrimage for Restoration is history. As usual, the 70-mile walk from The Lake of the Blessed Sacrament (a.k.a. “Lake George”) to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs in Auriesville, NY, was as grace-filled as it was … Continue reading

The Angels, Our Spiritual Cousins

Before the dawn of the material creation there was a lot of im­material (though hardly in the sense of unimportant) and awesome activity going on. At one point it developed into warfare.

The Seven Words

Saint Thomas Aquinas once was asked from what books he had garnered his extraordinary theo­logical wisdom. Pointing to a crucifix, the holy Doctor of the Church replied, “This is my book!” We see in this beautiful example how the wisdom … Continue reading