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.

The Holy Name of Mary

And the Virgin’s name, wrote Luke, was Mary. Let us speak of this name for a few moments. It is said to mean “star of the sea,” a name applied most appropriately to the Virgin Mary. She is compared most … Continue reading

Go to Joseph

(From her Autobiography, Chapter VI) Finding myself so crippled and so young too, and earthly doctors having failed to cure me, I looked to heavenly physicians for help… I took for my advocate and comforter the glorious Saint Joseph, and … Continue reading