Tag: Prayer

Parents of priests say prayer fostered vocation

Parents of priests say prayer fostered vocation

| Catherine Deeds | June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Despite incorporating their Catholic faith into their daily lives, the Shovelains credit prayer with leading sons Father Paul Shovelain, who was ordained in 2014, and Dominic Shovelain, a seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, to a religious vocation.

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Help end ‘absurd’ conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says

Help end ‘absurd’ conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

More penance and prayers are needed to end the wars underway today and so many “absurd” conflicts, Pope Francis said.

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Priest: Catholics can encounter Jesus in their own ‘Upper Room’

Priest: Catholics can encounter Jesus in their own ‘Upper Room’

| Mark Zimmermann | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Places in the Bible can seem distant and remote, separated from us by thousands of miles and years.

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Silent retreats can help form daily prayer habits

Silent retreats can help form daily prayer habits

| Sarah Moon | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2013, Jim Reinhardt built a cabin in western Wisconsin to have an office space near southeast Minnesota, where he often works with clients who’ve been injured on a job. But Reinhardt, who attends Holy Family in St. Louis Park, also shares the cabin with family and friends, and uses it to spend quiet time with God.

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From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

From the stage to the ambo: Catholic actor balances faith with the arts

| Jessica Weinberger | April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hey’s unconventional life-balancing work as an actor, cantor and his other role, a licensed professional counselor, is far from his original plan of becoming a physician.

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Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

Spiritual direction guides Catholics in finding space for God

| Bridget Ryder | March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

For once, Mary Noble Garcias sat still long enough to notice what was going on in her soul after her body and mind had stopped moving through the motions of everyday life. In her meeting with a spiritual director, she figured out what was happening.

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Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says

| Mark Pattison | February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Spiritual success” is a more accurate measure for the United States than wealth, according to likely billionaire President Donald Trump in remarks Feb. 2 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

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Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

Archbishop Hebda opens 2017 legislative session with prayer

| January 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

In addressing the 100-plus members of the House of Representatives, Archbishop Hebda prayed that they be instruments of God’s providential care, especially to those most in need and on the “margins of society.”

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Even complaining to God is a form of prayer, pope says

Even complaining to God is a form of prayer, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

To complain to God in moments of doubt and fear like Abraham did is not something bad but rather is a form of prayer that requires the courage to hope beyond all hope, Pope Francis said.

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After Berlin attack, German Catholics unite in prayer

After Berlin attack, German Catholics unite in prayer

| Zita Fletcher | December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the terrorist attack on the Berlin Christmas market, Catholics across Germany were uniting to support the Christian community.

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In Elko New Market, candle lighting a simple way to evangelize

In Elko New Market, candle lighting a simple way to evangelize

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Karen Johnson took on the task of furthering evangelization efforts at St. Nicholas in Elko New Market, she decided to start small. The communications and mission coordinator at the parish since 2015, Johnson planned a simple, inviting opportunity for people to stop and pray during Advent. She calls it “a mini evangelization effort.”

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Dryness amidst tidings of comfort and joy

Dryness amidst tidings of comfort and joy

| Liz Kelly | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is not an uncommon phenomenon: Just at the moment when we are trying the hardest to draw closer to the Lord, spending more time in Advent prayer and the devotions of the season, we are met with a spell of aridity. All of the spiritual masters write of such periods, whether it is John of the Cross’ “dark night of the senses,” or Teresa of Avila’s “second mansion,” or more simply, a loss of the desire to pray. If you’re experiencing this in the holidays, you are not alone.

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