This is an index of all files in the EWTN "Spirituality" Document Library as of 10/18/2013 sorted by library and title



LIBRARY - FILENAME - TITLE
AUTHOR
DESCIPTION

1. Spirituality - 6WAYS.TXT - 6 Ways to Think with God's Wisdom
John J. Boucher

Wisdom is available to all God's children. Here's how to plug into the process of thinking with the wisdom of God. This article appeared in the February 1996 issue of 'New Covenant' magazine.

2. Spirituality - zcharismword.htm - A Charism of the Word
ZENIT

The Church should be seen as a family to which one is proud to belong, says the new president of the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. Father Antonio Velasco was elected as president of the fraternity at its third general congress, 17 January 2007. In this interview Father Velasco comments on the future of the missionary fraternity, a new institution of pontifical right for consecrated individuals, approved as such in 2000. MISSIONARY EVANGELIZATION FAMILY

3. Spirituality - MAPLIF.TXT - A Map of Life
Frank Sheed

Published in 1939 by Sheed & Ward. A man who merely lives, and neither reflects nor is taught, does not even suspect relationships, but thinks of all things as accidents with no reason in themselves save that they happened, and no connection with each other save that one came earlier and one came later. Because of this confusion, Sheed has written a 'map of life' which transcribes what God has revealed as to the meaning of the whole and relation of the parts. PROBLEM P

4. Spirituality - MAPLIF.ZIP - A Map of Life
Frank Sheed

Published in 1939 by Sheed & Ward. A man who merely lives, and neither reflects nor is taught, does not even suspect relationships, but thinks of all things as accidents with no reason in themselves save that they happened, and no connection with each other save that one came earlier and one came later. Because of this confusion, Sheed has written a 'map of life' which transcribes what God has revealed as to the meaning of the whole and relation of the parts. PROBLEM P

5. Spirituality - zmonastthous.htm - A Monastery to Last 1,000 Years
Jason Adkins

Writing for ZENIT, Jason Adkins summarizes the short history of Our Lady of the Annunciation of Clear Creek. It is a Benedictine monastery which has emerged from the rocky landscape of eastern Oklahoma, with the goal of reviving Christian culture in America. LATIN LITURGY OF THE HOURS ANDERSON SENIOR GREAT BOOKS FONTGOMBAULT SLATTERY TRIDENTINE

6. Spirituality - NEWWAY.HTM - A New Way for the Church?
Antonio Gaspari

Called 'the most controversial movement in the Church,' what is Opus Dei really all about? This article was taken from the June-July 1995 issue of 'Inside the Vatican.' JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA PRELATURE

7. Spirituality - ALLTIME.TXT - A Spiritual Director for All Time for All
Joseph Kozlowski

In these times when it is difficult to find good spiritual direction, Mr. Kozlowski reminds us that we have an excellent spiritual director available in the writings of St. John of the Cross.

8. Spirituality - ALLTIME.ZIP - A Spiritual Director for All Time for All
Joseph Kozlowski

In these times when it is difficult to find good spiritual direction, Mr. Kozlowski reminds us that we have an excellent spiritual director available in the writings of St. John of the Cross.

9. Spirituality - ADOCROSS.TXT - Adoration of the Cross
Apostleship of Prayer

Poem

10. Spirituality - MISSIO.TXT - Advent of the New Covenant
Jeffrey Keyes

An inspirational article from the 'Sonnino Notebook' of the Sonnino Mission House, uploaded by Rev. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S., on the missionary meaning of Advent. KEYES MISSION ADVENT SONNINO

11. Spirituality - zmystic.htm - All Are Called to Mysticism
ZENIT

Mysticism is not just a secondary aspect of theology, but is something that all people are called to, says Carmelite Father Luigi Borriello. He spoke with ZENIT about the mystical experience, and stressed the importance of clarifying what Christian mysticism is, at a time when many religions are interested in this field. THEOLOGY MYSTAGOGY NEW AGE NIGHT

12. Spirituality - ARIDITY.TXT - Aridity
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most examines the role of emotions in the spiritual life. MOST ARIDITY CONSOLATION EMOTION

13. Spirituality - authobroot.htm - Authority and Obedience Rooted in Christ
Mons. Charles M. Mangan

Mons. Mangan analyzes the document, The Service of Authority and Obedience, dated 11 May 2008, published by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life. Divided into three parts, concerning individuals, communities, and the common mission, the document shows how both authority and obedience are rooted in our relationship with Christ. RELIGIOUS MONASTICISM

14. Spirituality - beprepared.htm - Be Prepared (Confession)
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In EWTN's televised Mass, Father Miguel, MFVA, preached a homily for Thursday, the 21st Week in Ordinary Time (8/31/2006) on Confession. Regular confession is a necessary part of preparing for the Coming of the Lord. Father presents important guidelines in making a good confession. ABSOLUTION FORGIVENESS MORTAL SINS

15. Spirituality - BENESPIR.TXT - Benedictine Spirituality
Jacques Winandy

Jacques Winandy's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. BENEDICT WORK MONASTICISM CLUNY RULE ASCETICISM SILENCE WINANDY SPIRITUALITY

16. Spirituality - BENESPIR.ZIP - Benedictine Spirituality
Jacques Winandy

Jacques Winandy's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. BENEDICT WORK MONASTICISM CLUNY RULE ASCETICISM SILENCE WINANDY SPIRITUALITY

17. Spirituality - zmeek.htm - Blessed Are the Meek...
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is a translation of the Lenten sermon delivered 16 March 2007, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Pontifical Household preacher, in the presence of Benedict XVI and officials of the Roman Curia. It is a reflection on the meaning of "meekness." NIETZCHE GHANDI BEATITUDES

18. Spirituality - zpureinheart.htm - Blessed Are the Pure in Heart...
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is a translation of the Lenten sermon delivered 9 March 2007 by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa in the presence of Benedict XVI and officials of the Roman Curia. His sermon is a meditation on purity of heart in its moral, mystical, and aescetic dimensions. HYPOCRASY AUGUSTINE GREGORY OF NYSSA JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

19. Spirituality - CALMASS.TXT - Calvary and the Mass
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Hence the Mass is to us the crowning act of Christian worship. A pulpit in which the words of our Lord are repeated does not unite us to Him; a choir in which sweet sentiments are sung brings us no closer to His Cross than to His garments. A temple without an altar of sacrifice is non-existent among primitive peoples, and is meaningless among Christians. And so in the Catholic Church the altar, and not the pulpit or the choir or the organ, is the center of worship, for there is re-enacted the memorial of His Passion. Its value does not depend on him who says it, or on him who hears it; it depends on Him who is the One High Priest and Victim, Jesus Christ our Lord.

20. Spirituality - CALMASS.ZIP - Calvary and the Mass
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Hence the Mass is to us the crowning act of Christian worship. A pulpit in which the words of our Lord are repeated does not unite us to Him; a choir in which sweet sentiments are sung brings us no closer to His Cross than to His garments. A temple without an altar of sacrifice is non-existent among primitive peoples, and is meaningless among Christians. And so in the Catholic Church the altar, and not the pulpit or the choir or the organ, is the center of worship, for there is re-enacted the memorial of His Passion. Its value does not depend on him who says it, or on him who hears it; it depends on Him who is the One High Priest and Victim, Jesus Christ our Lord.

21. Spirituality - SKETCHES.TXT - Carmelite Mysticism Historical Sketches
Titus Brandsma

Lectures on the development and progress of Carmelite mysticism written by Blessed Titus Brandsma, O. Carm., Ph.D., formerly rector of the Catholic University of Holland and professor of the history of mysticism and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in the same school. The lectures are a development of the lecture given at the Catholic University in Washington on July 26, 1935.

22. Spirituality - SKETCHES.ZIP - Carmelite Mysticism Historical Sketches
Titus Brandsma

Lectures on the development and progress of Carmelite mysticism written by Blessed Titus Brandsma, O. Carm., Ph.D., formerly rector of the Catholic University of Holland and professor of the history of mysticism and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in the same school. The lectures are a development of the lecture given at the Catholic University in Washington on July 26, 1935.

23. Spirituality - CARMSPIR.TXT - Carmelite Spirituality
Paul de la Croix

Paul de la Croix's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. ELIAS CONTEMPLATIVE ZEAL PRAYER DESERT CHILDHOOD HERMITS RULE MARY JOHN OF THE CROSS TERESA OF AVILA PERFECTION THERESA MEDITATION CONTEMPLATION UNION SOUL

24. Spirituality - CARMSPIR.ZIP - Carmelite Spirituality
Paul de la Croix

Paul de la Croix's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. ELIAS CONTEMPLATIVE ZEAL PRAYER DESERT CHILDHOOD HERMITS RULE MARY JOHN OF THE CROSS TERESA OF AVILA PERFECTION THERESA MEDITATION CONTEMPLATION UNION SOUL

25. Spirituality - zneoevang.htm - Carrying Forward the New Evangelization
ZENIT

On the occasion of the final approval of the statutes of the Neocatechumenal Way, 13 June 2008, Inmaculada Álvarez, speaking for ZENIT, interviewed Kiko Argüello, the group's initiator. The Way, as Argüello explains, is a parish-based spiritual renewal movement that is helping to bring the Second Vatican Council to the lives of ordinary Catholics. The interviewer was . CHARISMS BAPTISM CATECHESIS SECULARIZATION EASTER VIGIL ART AESTHETICS IMAGES ICONS RITE OF PEACE EASTERN CHURCH ORTHODOX JEWS SEMINARIES MISSION AD GENTES

26. Spirituality - FR90200.TXT - Christian Prayer: The Tiber Flows into the Ganges
Timothy T. O'Donnell

Today we see a clash of religious cultures and religious syncretism is becoming very common in our society. Dr. O'Donnell discusses Christian prayer and how we can avoid being deceived by the many erroneous ideas that are rampant today. This article appeared in the Summer 1990 issue of "Faith & Reason."

27. Spirituality - ODCOOP.TXT - Cooperators of Opus Dei
Opus Dei

A brochure prepared by the U.S. Information Office of Opus Dei answering the questions: what is a Cooperator, what does it involve, what are the benefits, and how does one become a Cooperator of Opus Dei. OPUS DEI COOPERATOR

28. Spirituality - HEART.TXT - Devotion to the Sacred Heart
Fr. William Most

Fr. William G. Most's reflections on the importance of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. JESUS CHRIST SACRED HEART DEVOTION MOST MARGARET MARY

29. Spirituality - DMADVENT.TXT - Divine Preparations (Time of Advent)
Abbot Columba Marmion, O.S.B.

Why God willed to prolong the preparation for the Incarnation during so many centuries. - I. How Divine Wisdom, in recalling and specifying, by the voice of the prophets, the first promise of a Redeemer, prepared the souls of the just of the Old Covenant for the coming of the God-Man on earth.-II. St. John Baptist, the Forerunner of the Incarnate Word, sums up and surpasses all the prophets. -III. Although we live in " the fulness of time, "the Church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, each year recalls the memory of these divine preparations. Threefold reason for this supernatural economy. - IV. Dispositions that we ought to have in order that Christ's coming may produce within our souls the plenitude of its fruits: purity of heart, humility, confidence and holy desires. To unite our aspirations to those of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus."

30. Spirituality - DMADVENT.ZIP - Divine Preparations (Time of Advent)
Abbot Columba Marmion, O.S.B.

Why God willed to prolong the preparation for the Incarnation during so many centuries. - I. How Divine Wisdom, in recalling and specifying, by the voice of the prophets, the first promise of a Redeemer, prepared the souls of the just of the Old Covenant for the coming of the God-Man on earth.-II. St. John Baptist, the Forerunner of the Incarnate Word, sums up and surpasses all the prophets. -III. Although we live in " the fulness of time, "the Church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, each year recalls the memory of these divine preparations. Threefold reason for this supernatural economy. - IV. Dispositions that we ought to have in order that Christ's coming may produce within our souls the plenitude of its fruits: purity of heart, humility, confidence and holy desires. To unite our aspirations to those of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus."

31. Spirituality - DOMSPIR.TXT - Dominican Principles of Spirituality
Pie Regamey

Pie Regamey's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. ST DOMINIC APOSTOLATE PREACHERS POVERTY GOSPEL ZEAL MAGISTERIUM TRUTH CHARITY FAITH MIXED LIFE CONTEMPLATION PRAYER ROSARY

32. Spirituality - DOMSPIR.ZIP - Dominican Principles of Spirituality
Pie Regamey

Pie Regamey's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. ST DOMINIC APOSTOLATE PREACHERS POVERTY GOSPEL ZEAL MAGISTERIUM TRUTH CHARITY FAITH MIXED LIFE CONTEMPLATION PRAYER ROSARY

33. Spirituality - zspreadfaith.htm - Don't Just Keep the Faith, Spread It
ZENIT

Every person a Catholic meets is a potential convert to the Church, says the author of a new book on how to share the faith. Father C. John McCloskey, a priest of the prelature of Opus Dei, was formerly director of the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C. He recently pooled his talents and knowledge with Russell Shaw to write "Good News, Bad News: Evangelization, Conversion and the Crisis of Faith." In this interview with ZENIT, Father McCloskey explains how evangelization and friendship go hand-in-hand, and why the Church and faithful Catholics are attractive to would-be converts. PROSELYTISM CULTURE AUTHORITY

34. Spirituality - DREAMS.TXT - Dreams
Fr. Augustine Mary

Father offers a general discussion on dreams, then moves on to their interpretation and finally considers the use of dreams in the Bible. The information presented here is mostly gleaned from an article on dreams in the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Fr Augustine is a priest of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, an order founded by Mother Angelica in Birmingham, Alabama.

35. Spirituality - DREAMS.ZIP - Dreams
Fr. Augustine Mary

Father offers a general discussion on dreams, then moves on to their interpretation and finally considers the use of dreams in the Bible. The information presented here is mostly gleaned from an article on dreams in the New Catholic Encyclopedia. Fr Augustine is a priest of the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, an order founded by Mother Angelica in Birmingham, Alabama.

36. Spirituality - EUPIETY.HTM - Eucharistic Piety: A Strong Recommendation
Fr. Regis Scanlon, OFM Cap.

Discusses the desirability of an individual act of adoration before receiving Communion, in the context of Scripture, Tradition, and the documents of the Church. Uploaded by Robin M. Peacock. This article originally appeared in 'Theotokos', the newsletter of the Auraria Catholic Club, Denver, Colorado. EUCHARIST PIETY COMMUNION SCRIPTURE TRADITION

37. Spirituality - ZEVANPEN.HTM - Evangelization and the Power of Pentecost
ZENIT

On the eve of Pentecost 2004, 15,000 members of the Italian branch of Catholic Charismatic Renewal attended the vespers in St. Peter's Square, where John Paul II appealed for a rediscovery of the person and gifts of the Holy Spirit. To learn more about this theme, ZENIT interviewed Salvatore Martinez, national coordinator of the branch known as Renewal in the Spirit. CHARISMS LAITY PRAYER

38. Spirituality - EXAMCONS.TXT - Examination of Conscience
Fr. John Hardon, S.J.

Fr. Hardon leads us through an examination of conscience on the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.

39. Spirituality - faithlife.htm - Faith — Source of Moral Life
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily for EWTN's televised Mass, 8 February 2007, Father Miguel spoke on the Syrophoenician woman, from the Gospel reading for the day. Her faith is an example for us, of how in times of decision we should turn with confidence to the Lord. ABORTION

40. Spirituality - famlent.htm - Family Life and Lent
Michael Monshau, OP

Father Monshau, Professor of Liturgy, Homiletics and Spirituality, at the Angelicum in Rome, suggests various ways in which the family can support one another in the observance of Lent. MASS CHARITY FASTING STATIONS OF THE CROSS FORMATION

41. Spirituality - fastempt.htm - Fasting Shuts the Door on Temptation
Nicola Gori

An interview with Fr Theodoro Mascarenhas, Official of the Pontifical Council for Culture, sheds light on the differences and similarities of the discipline of fasting, as practiced by Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus. RAMADAN KORAN PURIFICATION DESIRE

42. Spirituality - FASTING.HTM - Fasting, Prayer, Charity for the Gift of Peace
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

On 14 December 2001, the special day of fasting and prayer preparatory to the Day of Prayer for Peace in the World at Assisi, Fr Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., preached the following exhortation on fasting. Since he makes the case for the discipline of fasting at all times, his sermon retains its value as a model of how modern Christians should think about fasting. CONVERSION LENT ASCESIS INTERCESSION

43. Spirituality - zfrcantchar.htm - Father Cantalamessa on Charismatic Renewal
ZENIT

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal is "a joyful experience of God's grace," said Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the Pontifical Household. Father Cantalamessa expressed this conviction on Pentecost 2006 at a gathering of more than 7,000 members of the CCR. Interviewed by ZENIT during the meeting, Father Cantalamessa recounted his personal experience in the CCR. HOLY SPIRIT CHARISMS

44. Spirituality - restlessheart.htm - Feast of St Augustine, 28 August
John C. Cavadini

John Cavadini, Professor of Theology and McGrath-Cavadini Director of the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, USA, appointed to the International Theological Commission in October 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI, reflects on the words of St Augustine, that our hearts are restless until they rest in God. CONFESSIONS PSALMS KENOSIS

45. Spirituality - SPEECHMG.TXT - Franciscan Devotion to the Eucharist and to the Sacred Heart
Margaret A. Gregory

Talk given by EWTN member Margaret Gregory to Secular Franciscans during a conference on holiness.

46. Spirituality - SPEECHMG.ZIP - Franciscan Devotion to the Eucharist and to the Sacred Heart
Margaret A. Gregory

Talk given by EWTN member Margaret Gregory to Secular Franciscans during a conference on holiness.

47. Spirituality - FRANSPIR.TXT - Franciscan Spirituality
Valentin Breton

Breton Valentin's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. ST. FRANCIS ST. CLARE PRAYER ST. BONAVENTURE SCRIPTURE UNITY SUPERNATURAL SALVATION CHARITY GOD CREATURES EUCHARIST POVERTY

48. Spirituality - FRANSPIR.ZIP - Franciscan Spirituality
Valentin Breton

Breton Valentin's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. ST. FRANCIS ST. CLARE PRAYER ST. BONAVENTURE SCRIPTURE UNITY SUPERNATURAL SALVATION CHARITY GOD CREATURES EUCHARIST POVERTY

49. Spirituality - religlifeV2.htm - From Past to Present: Religious Life Before and After Vatican II
Cardinal Franc Rodé, C.M.

The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life examines how discontinuity and rupture, in religious life in the United States, over the past decades, could be replaced by continuity and reform. CONSECRATED LIFE VOCATIONS FORMATION HERMENEUTICS CHARISM PERFECTAE CARITATIS HABIT AGGIORNAMENTO CATECHESIS

50. Spirituality - GIVEGOD.TXT - Give God the First Appointment Each Day
Jennifer Jordan

Jennifer Jordan stresses the importance of giving God equal time in our day and choosing friends and entertainment that uplifts us. This article appeared in the January 19, 1995 issue of 'The Arlington Catholic Herald.' JORDAN PRAYER ENTERTAINMENT GOD

51. Spirituality - GOJO.TXT - Go To Joseph
Billy Stainsby

St. Joseph leads the family of God through difficult times, as once he protected the Holy Family. St. Joseph is a saint whose time has come. Taken from the May 5, 1995 issue of 'The Irish Family.' STAINSBY ST JOSEPH

52. Spirituality - GODLOVE.TXT - God is Love
Fr. Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus

Fr. Marie-Eugene was a French Discalced Carmelite priest, whose cause is now in the process of beatification.

53. Spirituality - SERMON.TXT - Good Friday Sermon
Fr. John Trigilio

Given at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, New Freedom, PA, on April 1st, 1994. Submitted as a meditation for CRNET members. SERMON GOOD FRIDAY TRIGILIO

54. Spirituality - CORADCOR.TXT - HEART TO HEART: Newman on the Laity
George Rutler

'No Catholic figure since St. Thomas Aquinas has matched the creative mind of John Henry Newman. But if he is respected for that today, he is revered for his mind's identity with his heart, and a heart so great that his heroic virtues have been recognized. He is, as of 1991, the venerable John Henry Newman, and we may rightly ask his heavenly intercession in evidence of his motto which he took from a phrase of St. Francis de Sales, 'Cor ad cor loquitur'--'Heart Speaks to Heart.' This article was taken from the July, 1995 issue of "Crisis".

55. Spirituality - ztherite.htm - Hollywood, US Bishops Spotlight The Rite
ZENIT

The Rite, a movie about exorcism and faith, is based on the real experiences of Father Gary Thomas, official exorcist of San Jose, California, as recorded in the book, "The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist," by Matt Baglio. ZENIT spoke with Father Thomas about his call to the ministry of exorcism, his experiences over the past years in working with people seeking his help, and the prevalence of demonic influences in our society today. OCCULT SATAN DEMONS POSSESSION PAGANISM IDOLATRY SPIRITISM YOGA SACRAMENTS HEALING

56. Spirituality - frdomoldp.htm - Homily: Memorial of Our Lady of Divine Providence
Father Dominic M. Garner, MFVA

Father Dominic gave the homily for the Mass of Our Lady of Divine Providence, 2 December 2006, at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery, Hanceville, Alabama. Father observed that, since it was the last day of the liturgical year, resolutions for the new year were in order, to further our spiritual growth. ADVENT

57. Spirituality - AVOIDPRG.TXT - How to Avoid Purgatory
Fr. Paul O'Sullivan

Can we avoid Purgatory? If so, how? This file discusses the means: removing the cause, penance, suffering, sacraments, asking God, resignation to death, indulgences, the third orders and by helping the poor souls.

58. Spirituality - AVOIDPRG.ZIP - How to Avoid Purgatory
Fr. Paul O'Sullivan

Can we avoid Purgatory? If so, how? This file discusses the means: removing the cause, penance, suffering, sacraments, asking God, resignation to death, indulgences, the third orders and by helping the poor souls.

59. Spirituality - mattericon.htm - Icons and the Spiritual Role of Matter
Aidan Hart

In this article, a professional icon painter outlines how both the making and the use of icons is a graphic embodiment of the Church's "theology" of matter, a theology centred on the Incarnation of God and the transfiguration of the human person, and through the person, of all creation. MATERIALISM CONSUMERISM JOHN OF DAMASCUS IMAGE ORTHODOX SACRAMENTS ICONOGRAPHER PRIEST PROPHET KING EUCHARIST

60. Spirituality - IGNASPIR.TXT - Ignatian Spirituality
Pinard de la Boullaye

Pinard de la Boullaye's 1959 essay on Jesuit spirituality. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. SPIRITUAL EXERCISES PERFECTION PRAYER PASSION MEDITATION GOD'S GLORY LOVE KINGDOM HUMILITY CONTEMPLATION LITURGY SELF-CONQUEST MANRESA PARTICULAR EXAMEN DEVOTIONS MARGARET MARY COMMUNION MARY ZEAL

61. Spirituality - IGNASPIR.ZIP - Ignatian Spirituality
Pinard de la Boullaye

Pinard de la Boullaye's 1959 essay on Jesuit spirituality. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. SPIRITUAL EXERCISES PERFECTION PRAYER PASSION MEDITATION GOD'S GLORY LOVE KINGDOM HUMILITY CONTEMPLATION LITURGY SELF-CONQUEST MANRESA PARTICULAR EXAMEN DEVOTIONS MARGARET MARY COMMUNION MARY ZEAL

62. Spirituality - CASTLE.TXT - Interior Castle
Teresa of Avila

Translated and edited by E. Allison Peers. From the Critical Edition of P. Silverio de Stanta Teresa, C.D.

63. Spirituality - CASTLE.ZIP - Interior Castle
Teresa of Avila

Translated and edited by E. Allison Peers. From the Critical Edition of P. Silverio de Stanta Teresa, C.D.

64. Spirituality - zformright.htm - Is Everything Alright With Our Formation?
Fr. Jacob Nampudakam

Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, General Superior of the Palotines, considers the mystery of the human person and the negative impact on the self when family structure is affected by the separation/absence of parents, violence, insecurity, lack of love or pathological relationships. RELIGIOUS LIFE PSYCHOLOGY SEX ABUSE SCANDAL FORMATORS

65. Spirituality - JOEROLE.TXT - Joseph - Role Model for Today's Fathers
Billy Stainsby

One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Pope Pius IX proclaimed St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church. Just as Joseph looked after the holy Child, so he continues to look after the children of God today in the great family of the Church, and in our own families. Taken from the May 12, 1995 issue of 'The Irish Family.' STAINSBY ST JOSEPH FATHERS

66. Spirituality - zleader.htm - Leadership for Everyone
ZENIT

Leaders are not born, they are trained. And leadership is not something reserved to the elite, but is the vocation of many. The more deeply we live the virtues, the more likely it is that we will change culture. These are ideas promoted by Alexandre Havard, director of the European Center for Leadership Development, as explained in this ZENIT interview. CHARACTER TEMPERAMENT SPIRITUAL DIRECTION EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE

67. Spirituality - LENTFORG.TXT - Lent: A Time for Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Jennifer Jordan

This article appeared in the March 16, 1995 issue of 'The Arlington Catholic Herald', Jennifer Jordan prods us to consider 'How we charitably do we treat our neighbor?' JORDAN NEIGHBOR CHARITY LOVE FORGIVENESS

68. Spirituality - LOVEBLSA.TXT - Let Us Love the Most Blessed Sacrament
St. Peter Julian Eymard

'And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all things to myself.' It was from the height of His Cross that our Lord first drew all the souls to Himself by redeeming them. But when our Lord uttered these words, He certainly also had in mind His Eucharistic throne, to the foot of which He means to draw all souls so as to bind them there with the chains of His love.

69. Spirituality - LIFE_EV.TXT - Life Everlasting
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange

A serious theological treatise on the Four Last Things--Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell--but purposely written for the average reader. Calling on Scripture, St. Thomas Aquinas and the tradition of the Catholic Church, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange weaves a profoundly enlightening study of 32 considerations relative to man's final destiny.

70. Spirituality - LIFE_EV.ZIP - Life Everlasting
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange

A serious theological treatise on the Four Last Things--Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell--but purposely written for the average reader. Calling on Scripture, St. Thomas Aquinas and the tradition of the Catholic Church, Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange weaves a profoundly enlightening study of 32 considerations relative to man's final destiny.

71. Spirituality - bdjohncross.htm - Marking the Birth of St. John of the Cross: 24 June
Fr. Justin Avanooparambil, OCD

As an introduction to the four major works of St. John of the Cross, Fr Avanooparambil gives a short explanation of the two primary symbols in St. John's writings, the symbol of Night and the Spousal symbol. MYSTICISM DARK NIGHT TRANSFORMING UNION ASCESIS

72. Spirituality - MEANVIR.TXT - Meaning of Virtue in Thomas Aquinas
Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

To illustrate and examine the relation of religion and morality, Fr. John Hardon chooses Thomas Aquinas, the thriteenth centruy theologian whose principles were the standard of ethical teaching up to the Reformation and since then have become fundamental in Christian moral theology. Taken from the 'Great Catholic Books Newsletter' Volume II, Number 1. HARDON THOMAS AQUINAS VIRTUE ARISTOTLE MORALITY

73. Spirituality - mostpray.htm - Mental Prayer; Mystical Rose; Spouse of the Holy Spirit
Fr. William Most

Chapters 21, 22, and 23 of 'Our Father's Plan' published by Christendom College Press. These 3 chapters deal with the different forms of prayer and also discuss dangers to be avoided. MOST PRAYER CONTEMPLATION CENTERING PRAYER UNION

74. Spirituality - MOSTPRAY.ZIP - Mental Prayer; Mystical Rose; Spouse of the Holy Spirit
Fr. William Most

Chapters 21, 22, and 23 of 'Our Father's Plan' published by Christendom College Press. These 3 chapters deal with the different forms of prayer and also discuss dangers to be avoided. MOST PRAYER CONTEMPLATION CENTERING PRAYER UNION

75. Spirituality - monastic.htm - Monastic Life: A Concept of Life Marked by Wisdom and Balance
Anna Maria Canopi

The Abbess of the Benedictine abbey, 'Mater Ecclesiae', San Giulio Island, Italy, explains the role and importance of monastic life today. It testifies of the Kingdom of God to a world without hope. EXODUS SLAVERY WORK LIBERATION KAIROS

76. Spirituality - ZMOVSPIR.HTM - Movements of the Spirit
Monsignor Luigi Giussani

Here is one of the last public addresses given by Monsignor Luigi Giussani, the founder of the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation. He died 22 February 2005 at age 82. He wrote this address for the Nov. 24-28 meeting of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The theme of the assembly was "Rediscovering the True Face of the Parish." HOLY SPIRIT CHARISMS MISSION

77. Spirituality - ritereflexorc.htm - Movie Review: The Rite and a Reflection on the Church's Rite of Exorcism
Msgr Charles Pope

Msgr Pope, of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, reviews the movie The Rite, with extensive reference to the book, The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, by Matt Baglio, on which the film was loosely based. Msgr Pope's citations from the book provide a good summary of the Church's teaching and practice of exorcism. INFESTATION OPPRESSION OBSESSION POSSESSION DEPRECATORY IMPERATIVE DEMONS DEVIL

78. Spirituality - CESTIMAT.TXT - Mystical Stigmata
Catholic Encyclopedia

Phenomenon in which a person bears all or some of the wounds of Christ in his own body.

79. Spirituality - CESTIMAT.ZIP - Mystical Stigmata
Catholic Encyclopedia

Phenomenon in which a person bears all or some of the wounds of Christ in his own body.

80. Spirituality - MYSTICS.TXT - Mystics Prophets and Seers
Fr. Felix Bourdier

TODC Rules for the discernment of ordinary and extraordinary phenomena in the spiritual life, from the works of great mystical saints and other notable authorities. Father Bourdier wrote this study to help souls with the difficult task, when considering supernatural manifestations, of finding out whether they might be false, so as to reject them, or whether they might be authentic, so as to accept them.

81. Spirituality - MYSTICS.ZIP - Mystics Prophets and Seers
Fr. Felix Bourdier

TODC Rules for the discernment of ordinary and extraordinary phenomena in the spiritual life, from the works of great mystical saints and other notable authorities. Father Bourdier wrote this study to help souls with the difficult task, when considering supernatural manifestations, of finding out whether they might be false, so as to reject them, or whether they might be authentic, so as to accept them.

82. Spirituality - MARMCMAS.TXT - O Marvelous Exchange!
Dom Columba Marmion, O.S.B.

O Admirabile Commercium!- Christmastide). "The mystery of the Incarnation is a wonderful exchange between divinity and humanity. -- I. The Eternal Word asks of us a human nature in order to unite it to Himself by a personal union: Creator... animatum corpus sumens. -- II. In becoming Incarnate, the Word brings us, in return, a share in His Divinity: Largitus est nobis suam deitatem. -- III. This exchange appears still more wonderful when we consider the manner in which it is wrought. The Incarnation renders God visible so that we may hear and imitate Him. -- IV. It renders God passible, capable of expiating our sins by His sufferings and of healing us by His humiliations. -- V. We are to take our part in this exchange by faith: those who receive the Word-made-flesh by believing in Him have 'power to be made the sons of God.'"

83. Spirituality - MARMCMAS.ZIP - O Marvelous Exchange!
Dom Columba Marmion, O.S.B.

O Admirabile Commercium!- Christmastide). "The mystery of the Incarnation is a wonderful exchange between divinity and humanity. -- I. The Eternal Word asks of us a human nature in order to unite it to Himself by a personal union: Creator... animatum corpus sumens. -- II. In becoming Incarnate, the Word brings us, in return, a share in His Divinity: Largitus est nobis suam deitatem. -- III. This exchange appears still more wonderful when we consider the manner in which it is wrought. The Incarnation renders God visible so that we may hear and imitate Him. -- IV. It renders God passible, capable of expiating our sins by His sufferings and of healing us by His humiliations. -- V. We are to take our part in this exchange by faith: those who receive the Word-made-flesh by believing in Him have 'power to be made the sons of God.'"

84. Spirituality - 11196A.TXT - Occasions of Sin
Catholic Encyclopedia

External circumstances--whether of things or persons--which either because of their special nature or because of the frailty common to humanity or peculiar to some individual, incite or entice one to sin.

85. Spirituality - zecclmovs.htm - On Bishops, Local Churches and Movements
ZENIT

About 150 bishops gathered near Rome in May 2008 for the second conference on the role of ecclesial movements. The theme of this conference, organized by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, was a phrase Benedict XVI recently directed to German bishops: “I Ask You to Go Out and Meet the Movements With Much Love.” One of the main speakers at the event was Father Arturo Cattaneo, a canon law professor from Venice. Father Cattaneo spoke with ZENIT about what he told the bishops. CHARISMS HOLY SPIRIT UNIVERSALITY COMPLEMENTARITY INSTITUTIONALISM

86. Spirituality - servauthob.htm - On the CICL Document: The Service of Authority and Obedience
LOR

This interview, conducted by L'Osservatore Romano with Archbishop Gianfranco Agostino Gardin, O.F.M. Conv., Secretary of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, followed by an article by Fr. Pascual Chávez Villanueva, President of the Union of Superiors General, help to clarify the significance of the Document on Religious Life, The Service of Authority and Obedience, published by the Congregation on 28 May 2008. STABILITY AUTONOMY AUTHORITY

87. Spirituality - OPUSLIFE.TXT - Opus Dei, In Everyday Life
Michael Pakaluk

Michael Pakaluk describes a typical day in the life of a member of Opus Dei. Originally appeared in 'The Family', published by the Daughters of St. Paul. PAKALUK OPUS DEI MEMBER WORK

88. Spirituality - ESCRIVA.ZIP - Opus Dei: Life & Work of Its Founder, Josemaria Escriva
Peter Berglar

'Berglar's weighty volume relies heavily on primary source material, including the archives of the Work and the private correspondence of its founder. It is an admirable and professional biography of an impressive man.' (Msgr. Charles Dollen) Available from Scepter Press, 481 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 636-3377. ESCRIVA BERGLAR OPUS DEI WORK

89. Spirituality - oratspir.htm - Oratorian Spirituality
Jean Gautier

Jean Gautier's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. BERULLE OLIER JOHN EUDES CONDREN TRINITY INCARNATION CREATION GRACE ADORATION LOVE MEDIATOR BAPTISM ABNEGATION ORIGINAL SIN PRAYER COMMUNION COOPERATION MEDITATION MASS DUTIES PARTICULAR EXAMEN DEVOTIONS SACRED HEART MARY ANGELS PRIESTHOOD RELIGIOUS LIFE MARRIAGE

90. Spirituality - ORATSPIR.ZIP - Oratorian Spirituality
Jean Gautier

Jean Gautier's 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. BERULLE OLIER JOHN EUDES CONDREN TRINITY INCARNATION CREATION GRACE ADORATION LOVE MEDIATOR BAPTISM ABNEGATION ORIGINAL SIN PRAYER COMMUNION COOPERATION MEDITATION MASS DUTIES PARTICULAR EXAMEN DEVOTIONS SACRED HEART MARY ANGELS PRIESTHOOD RELIGIOUS LIFE MARRIAGE

91. Spirituality - OD_SHAW.TXT - Ordinary Christians in the World: What is Opus Dei?
Russell Shaw

Written by Russell Shaw this 1994 publication of Opus Dei's Office of Communications briefly explains Opus Dei, it's mission and spirituality. Includes a bibliography of works by Blessed Josemaria Escriva and others about Opus Dei. OPUS DEI PRELATURE ESCRIVA SHAW

92. Spirituality - OD_SHAW.ZIP - Ordinary Christians in the World: What is Opus Dei?
Russell Shaw

Written by Russell Shaw this 1994 publication of Opus Dei's Office of Communications briefly explains Opus Dei, it's mission and spirituality. Includes a bibliography of works by Blessed Josemaria Escriva and others about Opus Dei. OPUS DEI PRELATURE ESCRIVA SHAW

93. Spirituality - BAGUARD.TXT - Our Guardian Angels
Fr. Alfred Boeddeker

This leaflet, item # 96595, may be obtained for 5 cents per copy from: World Apostolate of Fatima, Washington, New Jersey 07882-0976. GUARDIAN ANGELS BOEDDEKER

94. Spirituality - 11534A.TXT - Passions
Catholic Encyclopedia

Motions of the sensitive appetite in man which tend towards the attainment of some real or apparent good, or the avoidance of some evil.

95. Spirituality - PERPETAD.HTM - Perpetual Adoration Apostolates
Staff

A list of organizations that will supply literature, advice, sometimes speakers and other help with starting Perpetual Adoration in your Church.

96. Spirituality - lovenemies.htm - Possible to Love Your Enemies
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily of 18 February 2007, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Father Miguel, MFVA observed that, while it's difficult to love our enemies, it's not impossible, through the grace of God. EROS AGAPE

97. Spirituality - POWCROSS.TXT - Power From the Cross
Fr. Fio Mascarenhas, S.J.

The cross of Christ is central to our faith, a source of forgiveness and reconciliation, freedom from fear, abundant life and opportunity to share the cross. This article appeared in the February 1996 issue of 'New Covenant' magazine.

98. Spirituality - dryprayer.htm - Prayer — Persevere in Dryness
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, 11 September 2007, Father Miguel Soeherman spoke on the value of prayer in the midst of dryness. Faithful prayer without spiritual consolations helps purify our intentions and is most pleasing to God. HOLY SPIRIT ARIDITY

99. Spirituality - LAUER4.TXT - Praying for a New Pentecost
Fr. Al Lauer

Bible Prayers for the Coming of the Holy Spirit. Presentation Ministries LAUER BIBLE HOLY SPIRIT PRAYERS

100. Spirituality - CEDEATH.TXT - Preparation for Death
Catholic Encyclopedia

The basic preparation for death: When should a priest be called?; Winding up our earthly affairs; Confession; Viaticum; Extreme Unction; The 'last blessing'; As death approaches; Cases of special need; In medieval England.

101. Spirituality - 3RD-MILL.TXT - Preparing for the Third Millennium
Fr. Herbert de Launay

Article by Fr. Herbert de Launay on the pope's letter on the third millennium. Taken from the April 1995 edition of The Acadiana Catholic, Lafayette, Louisiana. DELAUNAY THIRD MILLENNIUM JOHN PAUL II REPENTENCE

102. Spirituality - MENTAL.TXT - Progress Through Mental Prayer
Edward Leen

Published in 1937 by Sheed & Ward. A thorough study on mental prayer by Fr. Edward Leen designed to help the reader to develop a deeper prayer life. MEDITATION PERSEVERANCE VOCAL PRAYER READING MORTIFICATION PURITY METHOD PREPARATION DETACHMENT SIN

103. Spirituality - MENTAL.ZIP - Progress Through Mental Prayer
Edward Leen

Published in 1937 by Sheed & Ward. A thorough study on mental prayer by Fr. Edward Leen designed to help the reader to develop a deeper prayer life. MEDITATION PERSEVERANCE VOCAL PRAYER READING MORTIFICATION PURITY METHOD PREPARATION DETACHMENT SIN

104. Spirituality - MOTIVES.TXT - Psychology, Faith, & Spiritual Growth
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most examines the question of hidden motives for actions, demonstrating the need to 'get to know yourself.' SUBCONSCIOUS

105. Spirituality - OPUSDEI2.TXT - Questions About Opus Dei
Robert Sheehan

Do you become a cooperator before becoming a member? What is the contract members agree to? CRNET's Robert Sheehan, who is a member of Opus Dei, answers these questions. OPUS DEI MEMBER COOPERATOR SHEEHAN

106. Spirituality - READRUE.TXT - Read Me or Rue It
Fr. Paul O'Sullivan

This booklet tells us all about Purgatory and its sufferings. It shows us how to help the Poor Souls as well as to avoid going to Purgatory ourselves.

107. Spirituality - READRUE.ZIP - Read Me or Rue It
Fr. Paul O'Sullivan

This booklet tells us all about Purgatory and its sufferings. It shows us how to help the Poor Souls as well as to avoid going to Purgatory ourselves.

108. Spirituality - bafrecon.htm - Rediscovering Frequent Confession
Fr. Ronald Lawler

Fr. Ronald Lawler offers encouragement for frequent confession. This leaflet, item # 95415, may be obtained for 5 cents per copy from: World Apostolate of Fatima, Washington, New Jersey 07882-0976. CONFESSION LAWLER

109. Spirituality - REFCONLF.HTM - Reflection on the Consecrated Life
Maria Rosangela Sala

Mother Maria Rosangela, Superior General of the Sisters of the Immaculate, describes the Consecrated Life as essentially eucharistic, in joining oneself to Christ's own self-offering to the Father, and making of oneself a gift of God to others. RELIGIOUS SACRIFICE PRESENTATION COMMUNION

110. Spirituality - RUNWITH.TXT - Running the Distance With God
Elsie J. Larson

Albert Salazar, a maratheon runner in the 1980's, returns to his Catholic Faith and ends his career in a stellar victory by relying on Jesus and His Mother. This article was taken from the August 1996 issue of "New Covenant" magazine.

111. Spirituality - sanctbdysoul.htm - Sanctified Body and Soul Through the Incarnation
Robert Gay

The writer, a Dominican friar at the Priory of the Holy Spirit, Oxford, distinguishes Catholic spirituality from other forms by its attention to the physical side of man, as well as to the spiritual. This attention is evidenced in the sacraments, which are physical, sensible signs conveying spiritual grace. NEW AGE CREATION MATTER INCARNATION DUALISM CHURCH

112. Spirituality - SCI-LOVE.TXT - Science of Love
John Wu

Published in 1941 by Our Sunday Visitor. A deeply moving interpretation of the way of Christian Love revealing a profound insight into the soul of Therese of Lisieux. NATURAL DIVINE SINCERITY MARTYRDOM EMANCIPATION

113. Spirituality - SCI-LOVE.ZIP - Science of Love
John Wu

Published in 1941 by Our Sunday Visitor. A deeply moving interpretation of the way of Christian Love revealing a profound insight into the soul of Therese of Lisieux. NATURAL DIVINE SINCERITY MARTYRDOM EMANCIPATION

114. Spirituality - misscharpoor.htm - Serving the Poorest of the Poor With a Love That Never Dies
Sebastian Vazhakala, MC

The co-founder with Blessed Mother Teresa of the Missionaries of Charity Contemplative describes the proper spirit of Christmas celebration which should be ours throughout the year. Through our love, Jesus is made present to people hungry for God. HUMILITY TRIALS HINDUS

115. Spirituality - SOMATIC.TXT - Somatic Resonance
Fr. William Most

Fr. William Most cites scientific studies to show the the relation between body chemistry and spiritual well-being. DEPRESSION SEROTONIN

116. Spirituality - FR90202.TXT - Some Practical Lessons of Historical Spirituality
Basil Cole, O.P.

If secular history teaches us anything, it teaches us that people and their leaders repeat the similar blunders throughout the centuries with or without a knowledge of history. Sacred history produces a more interesting knowledge of mistakes for believers which have greater consequences than the bad decisions of secular history. Drawing on both primary and secondary sources, Fr. Cole shows us some, but certainly not all, of those principles which are violated and ignored down through the ages of the Church. This article appeared in the Summer 1990 issue of "Faith & Reason."

117. Spirituality - SM.TXT - Spiritual Maxims
John Nicholas Grou S.J.

Fr. Grou is among the most eminent and best-beloved masters of the interior life. LIBERTY PRESENCE OF GOD SIMPLICITY RECOLLECTION FIDELITY MORTIFICATION CONTEMPLATIVE TEMPTATIONS SELF-LOVE

118. Spirituality - SM.ZIP - Spiritual Maxims
John Nicholas Grou S.J.

Fr. Grou is among the most eminent and best-beloved masters of the interior life. LIBERTY PRESENCE OF GOD SIMPLICITY RECOLLECTION FIDELITY MORTIFICATION CONTEMPLATIVE TEMPTATIONS SELF-LOVE

119. Spirituality - LACOLOMB.TXT - Spiritual Retreats
Bl. Claude La Colombiere

The notes which make up this work were written in the course of two distinct retreats, separated by an interval of twenty-seven months. In it we see a saintly soul lay bare under the eye of heaven and without a thought of the world his most intimate experiences of faith, hope and love of God and of his neighbor. Taken from "Faithful Servant" published by B. Herder Book Co., 1960.

120. Spirituality - LACOLOMB.ZIP - Spiritual Retreats
Bl. Claude La Colombiere

The notes which make up this work were written in the course of two distinct retreats, separated by an interval of twenty-seven months. In it we see a saintly soul lay bare under the eye of heaven and without a thought of the world his most intimate experiences of faith, hope and love of God and of his neighbor. Taken from "Faithful Servant" published by B. Herder Book Co., 1960.

121. Spirituality - FR91301.TXT - St. John of the Cross and the Hidden God
Rev. Donald F. Haggerty

This year the Catholic world celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of St. John of the Cross. Pope John Paul II, who wrote his doctoral dissertation at the Angelicum on St. John's teaching concerning faith, has recently issued a beautiful Apostolic Letter on the thought of this great man who was both a mystic and a theologian. Fr. Donald Haggerty, in this beautiful essay, probes the dogma of the indwelling presence of the Trinity in the soul as found in the writings of this reformer of Carmel. This article was taken from the Fall 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

122. Spirituality - FR91301.ZIP - St. John of the Cross and the Hidden God
Rev. Donald F. Haggerty

This year the Catholic world celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of St. John of the Cross. Pope John Paul II, who wrote his doctoral dissertation at the Angelicum on St. John's teaching concerning faith, has recently issued a beautiful Apostolic Letter on the thought of this great man who was both a mystic and a theologian. Fr. Donald Haggerty, in this beautiful essay, probes the dogma of the indwelling presence of the Trinity in the soul as found in the writings of this reformer of Carmel. This article was taken from the Fall 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

123. Spirituality - EUCHADOR.TXT - Suggestions on Eucharistic Adoration
Fr. Martin Lucia

The contents of this file will address frequently asked questions about Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. This article is written by Fr. Martin Lucia, director of the Apostolate for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. LUCIA EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

124. Spirituality - thaborlight.htm - Thaborian Light
Christopher Evan Longhurst

Raphael's Transfiguration is described as representing the "Uncreated Light" spoken of by the Greek Fathers, which radiates from Christ and in which all humanity is called to share. ENHYPOSTASIS ESSENCE ENERGIES ART PALAMAS GLORY GRACE

125. Spirituality - ADORN.TXT - The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage
John Van Ruysbroeck

Jan Van Ruysbroeck-three of whose most important works are here for the first time presented to English readers-is the greatest of the Flemish mystics, and must take high rank in any list of Christian contemplatives and saints. He was born in 1273, at the little village of Ruysbroeck or Ruusbroeck between Brussels and Hal. This file also contains: "The Sparkling Stone" and "The Book of Supreme Truth."

126. Spirituality - ADORN.ZIP - The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage
John Van Ruysbroeck

Jan Van Ruysbroeck-three of whose most important works are here for the first time presented to English readers-is the greatest of the Flemish mystics, and must take high rank in any list of Christian contemplatives and saints. He was born in 1273, at the little village of Ruysbroeck or Ruusbroeck between Brussels and Hal. This file also contains: "The Sparkling Stone" and "The Book of Supreme Truth."

127. Spirituality - BENPEN.TXT - The Benefits of Penance
Apostleship of Prayer

In this article taken from The Messenger, Volume I, Fifth Series, 1902 the need to keep the spirit of penance is stressed despite our human weaknesses and the necessity to pray for the courage and strength to practice it.

128. Spirituality - frmigfasting.htm - The Best Kind of Fasting
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In EWTN's televised Mass, Father Miguel, MFVA, preached a homily for Monday, the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time (1/15/2007) on Fasting. Neither fasting nor any form of penance should be done for its own sake, but for "deeper union of will with the Lord." JOHN OF THE CROSS INTERNAL EXTERNAL PENANCE

129. Spirituality - WHATISIT.TXT - The Coming of the Third Millennium, the Year 2000 AD
Deacon John Taylor

The first 3 parts of a series of short articles written as a preparation for the third millennium.

130. Spirituality - cslewconv.htm - The Conversion Story of C. S. Lewis
Andrea Monda

In this essay, the spiritual journey of C.S. Lewis is traced, from his early atheism to full conversion to Christ. The influence of two Catholic writers is highlighted, G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. Tolkien. JOY NARNIA ASLAN

131. Spirituality - zsilenmon.htm - The Deafening Silence of Monastic Life
ZENIT

Benedict XIV's planned visit (9 Oct 2011) to the Carthusian monastery of Serra San Bruno is seen as a reaffirmation of the vocation to silent contemplation. In this ZENIT interview, Fabio Tassone, director of the monastery's museum, spoke about the history of this particular monastery, and how monastic life in general continues to send a deafening message to the world of today. ST BRUNO CONSECRATED LIFE MONASTICISM

132. Spirituality - dietfasting.htm - The Difference Between Dieting and Fasting: Christ
LOR

On 13 February 2008, the Italian edition of L'Osservatore Romano interviewed Fr Wojciech Giertych, O.P., Theologian of the Pontifical Household, on the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and ascesis. Fasting helps detach us from external things, so our capacity for perceiving God is increased. ADVERTISEMENTS PENANCE LITURGY AQUINAS BONAVENTURE PRIDE

133. Spirituality - LONGINUS.TXT - The Door of Longinus
James H. Dobbins

A meditative piece on Longinus, the soldier who pierced the side of Christ as He hung on the Cross.

134. Spirituality - MARMEPIP.TXT - The Epiphany
Dom Columba Marmion

God Eternal light, is chiefly manifested by the Incarnation. - I. The manifestation to the Magi signifies the calling of the pagan nations to the light of the Gospel. II. The Magi's faith, prompt and generous, is the model of what ours should be. - III. What the Magi did when the star disappeared. - - IV. The greatness of their faith at Bethlehem; symbolism of the gifts offered by them to the Child God; how we may imitate them.

135. Spirituality - MARMEPIP.ZIP - The Epiphany
Dom Columba Marmion

God Eternal light, is chiefly manifested by the Incarnation. - I. The manifestation to the Magi signifies the calling of the pagan nations to the light of the Gospel. II. The Magi's faith, prompt and generous, is the model of what ours should be. - III. What the Magi did when the star disappeared. - - IV. The greatness of their faith at Bethlehem; symbolism of the gifts offered by them to the Child God; how we may imitate them.

136. Spirituality - ITEFFECT.TXT - The Eucharist and Its Effects
James H. Dobbins

A paper on the effects of the Eucharist on the soul.

137. Spirituality - experbernclair.htm - The Experience of God According to St Bernard of Clairvaux
Fr Paul Murray, OP

This article, by Fr Paul Murray, OP, Professor of Spiritual Theology at the Angelicum University in Rome, is a shortened and amended version of a paper originally published as "The Word into Words: 'Grace and Truth' in St Bernard of Clairvaux." Fr Murray examines St Bernard's teaching on the experience of God the Word, as grace and as truth. CONTEMPLATION MYSTERY COMMANDMENTS OBEDIENCE VIRTUES ACTION FEELING SPIRITUALITY

138. Spirituality - JESUS2.TXT - The First Year of the Immediate Preparation for the Great Jubilee Year 2000
Deacon John Taylor

Parts 4, 5 and 6 of a series of short articles written as a preparation for the third millennium.

139. Spirituality - JESUS5.TXT - The First Year of the Immediate Preparation for the Great Jubilee Year 2000
Deacon John Taylor

The seventh in a series of articles in preparation for the year 2000. In Mark's gospel Jesus started his public ministry with the message, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe in the gospel."

140. Spirituality - JESUS8.TXT - The First Year of the Immediate Preparation for the Great Jubilee Year 2000, the Year of Jesus
Deacon John Taylor

Considers the subject of parables. The eighth in a series of articles in preparation for the year 2000.

141. Spirituality - JESUS9.TXT - The First Year of the Immediate Preparation for the Great Jubilee Year 2000, the Year of Jesus
Deacon John Taylor

The ninth in a series of articles in preparation for the year 2000 deals with the miracles of Jesus.

142. Spirituality - SALESPIR.HTM - The Four Pillars of Salesian Spirituality
Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B.

Among the masters of Salesian holiness, Archbishop Amato, Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, focuses on St. John Bosco and the spiritual pedagogy of his four pillars: "devotion to Mary and to the Eucharist, the anchorage or pillar to which we should moor the ship of our existence; the virtue of hope that gives us joie de vivre; ready obedience to and communion with the Pastors of the Church," especially the Holy Father. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

143. Spirituality - COURTESY.TXT - The Grace of God in Courtesy
John Saward

'Courtesy is not strictly distinct from the other virtues, but rather a quality to be found in them all. It has something to do with reverence, humility, and chastity. It is shaped by charity, the form of all the virtues, into the quality of mercy. It is the beauty of a brave and generous life.' This article appeared in the December 1994 issue of 'The Catholic World Report'. SAWARD COURTESY VIRTUE DANTE BELLOC

144. Spirituality - HSPOWER.TXT - The Holy Spirit as Power
Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Fr. Hardon explains why today we especially need to recognize the Holy Spirit as Power and analyzes power in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit which pertain to the will. Taken from the Pentecost 1994 issue of 'The Catholic Home Educator.' HARDON HOLY SPIRIT POWER GIFTS

145. Spirituality - IMITSPIR.TXT - The Imitation of Jesus Christ, A Study of Its Spirituality
Pierre Pourrat

Pierre Pourrat's 1959 essay on the book by Thomas a Kempis, 'The Imitation of Christ.' From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. FRANCIS DE SALES SOUL SELF-KNOWLEDGE CATHERINE OF SIENA CROSS FLESH LOVE EUCHARIST SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

146. Spirituality - IMITSPIR.ZIP - The Imitation of Jesus Christ, A Study of Its Spirituality
Pierre Pourrat

Pierre Pourrat's 1959 essay on the book by Thomas a Kempis, 'The Imitation of Christ.' From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. FRANCIS DE SALES SOUL SELF-KNOWLEDGE CATHERINE OF SIENA CROSS FLESH LOVE EUCHARIST SPIRITUAL EXERCISES

147. Spirituality - jealousy.htm - The Jews Filled with Jealousy
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily of 5 May 2007, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Father Miguel described envy or jealousy and its ill effects, as well as identifying the remedy, which is humility. PRIDE

148. Spirituality - HUMPAT.TXT - The Little Book of Humility and Patience
Archbishop Ullathorne

Published by The Newman Bookshop in 1945. FAITH REASON DEVIL WILL CHARITY VIRTUE RESTLESSNESS GRACE PRIDE GOSPEL

149. Spirituality - HUMPAT.ZIP - The Little Book of Humility and Patience
Archbishop Ullathorne

Published by The Newman Bookshop in 1945. FAITH REASON DEVIL WILL CHARITY VIRTUE RESTLESSNESS GRACE PRIDE GOSPEL

150. Spirituality - nazarschool.htm - The Nazareth School
Sebastian Vazhakala, MC

Father Vazhakala, cofounder with Mother Teresa of the Missionaries of Charity, refers us to the home at Nazareth as a model of spirituality, where the Holy Family "did ordinary things with extraordinary love for the glory of God." MARY MAGNIFICAT CONTEMPLATIVE WORK

151. Spirituality - zpractexorc.htm - The Practice of Exorcism in the Church Today
ZENIT

The news that Pope Francis might have exorcized a young man in a wheelchair was scaled down by Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., who said it was a prayer and not an exorcism. To reflect further on the matter, ZENIT interviewed Father Pedro Barrajon, rector of the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum of Rome, where several courses on exorcism have been taught. SACRAMENTAL EXORCIST POSSESSION DEVIL HOLY WATER

152. Spirituality - PRESGOD.TXT - The Practice of the Presence of God the Best Rule of a Holy Life
Brother Lawrence

Conversations and letters, authentic edition, The Epworth Press, London. LAWRENCE PRESENCE OF GOD HOLINESS

153. Spirituality - PRESGOD.ZIP - The Practice of the Presence of God the Best Rule of a Holy Life
Brother Lawrence

Conversations and letters, authentic edition, The Epworth Press, London. LAWRENCE PRESENCE OF GOD HOLINESS

154. Spirituality - VALUESAC.TXT - The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist: The Value of Sacrifice
APA

The Purpose of this pamphlet is to help us understand the value of being willing to make a sacrifice by spending one hour each week in the middle of the night with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament so that our parish may have the great blessing of having Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration.

155. Spirituality - LADDER.TXT - The Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection
Walter Hilton

Of all the old English ascetical works which were extant before the Reformation none have maintained their reputation longer than Walter Hilton's "Scale of Perfection." Hilton was a canon of Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire, and died in 1395. His "Scale of Perfection" is found in no less than five MSS. in the British Museum alone. Wynkyn de Worde printed it at least three times -- in the years 1494, 1519 and 1525. Many other editions were printed at the same period. Includes an "Essay on The Spiritual Life of Mediaeval England" by the Rev. J. B. DALGAIRNS, Priest of the Oratory.

156. Spirituality - LADDER.ZIP - The Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection
Walter Hilton

Of all the old English ascetical works which were extant before the Reformation none have maintained their reputation longer than Walter Hilton's "Scale of Perfection." Hilton was a canon of Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire, and died in 1395. His "Scale of Perfection" is found in no less than five MSS. in the British Museum alone. Wynkyn de Worde printed it at least three times -- in the years 1494, 1519 and 1525. Many other editions were printed at the same period. Includes an "Essay on The Spiritual Life of Mediaeval England" by the Rev. J. B. DALGAIRNS, Priest of the Oratory.

157. Spirituality - 2NDBRIDG.TXT - The Second Bridge
James H. Dobbins

A summary of the three conversions necessary in the spiritual life and the signs to look for which tell us when they are necessary.

158. Spirituality - 2NDBRIDG.ZIP - The Second Bridge
James H. Dobbins

A summary of the three conversions necessary in the spiritual life and the signs to look for which tell us when they are necessary.

159. Spirituality - LAUER2.TXT - The Secret of the Rosary
Fr. Al Lauer

'As we come closer to the end of the world, the emergence of the antichrist, and the mass apostasy (2 Thes 2), we urgently need the Spirit to guide us to the truth of the rosary.' Presentation Ministries. LAUER ROSARY PRAYER

160. Spirituality - GRANADA.HTM - The Sinner's Guide
Venerable Louis of Granada

Among the most popular authors of the 1500s, even among Protestants, was Dominican Friar Louis of Granada. Among the most famous, and most useful, of his writings was The Sinner's Guide. It is filled to the brim with practical advice on how to overcome one's faults and become holy. St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, counted it among her favorite books, and attributed the conversion of a million souls to it.

161. Spirituality - EXERCISE.TXT - The Spiritual Exercises
Ignatius of Loyola

Translated from the Autograph by Elder Mullan, S.J. Exercises designed to be made under direction over a a period of four weeks.This exactly literal translation of the Spiritual Exercises was made in 1909 from a manuscript emended and used by Ignatius himself. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA MEDITATION DISCERNMENT FAST ABSTINENCE PENANCE

162. Spirituality - EXERCISE.ZIP - The Spiritual Exercises
Ignatius of Loyola

Translated from the Autograph by Elder Mullan, S.J. Exercises designed to be made under direction over a a period of four weeks.This exactly literal translation of the Spiritual Exercises was made in 1909 from a manuscript emended and used by Ignatius himself. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA MEDITATION DISCERNMENT FAST ABSTINENCE PENANCE

163. Spirituality - SPIRLIFE.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolpe Tanquerey

Manual of Spiritual (Ascetical and Mystical) Theology. Incomplete: The First Part and all but the last book of the Second Part have been scanned so far. The following 11 files are contained in this zipped file. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL AND MYSTICAL GRACE PERFECTION MORTIFICATION PENANCE SIN VICE CAPITAL SINS

164. Spirituality - SLIFEIN.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Introduction; paragraphs 1-49. The Nature of Ascetical Theology, its Sources, its Method, its Excellence and Necessity and its Division. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION HOLINESS

165. Spirituality - SLIFEIN.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Introduction; paragraphs 1-49. The Nature of Ascetical Theology, its Sources, its Method, its Excellence and Necessity and its Division. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION HOLINESS

166. Spirituality - SLP2.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Preliminary remarks, paragraphs #617-634. Explains the basis of the distinction of the three ways, the purgative, the illuminative and the unitive, the practical way to employ this distinction wisely and the importance of the study of the three ways. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION PURGATIVE ILLUMINATIVE UNITVE

167. Spirituality - SLP2B1.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Intro., paragraphs 635-642. An explanation of what is meant by beginners and the end that beginners must strive to attain. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION BEGINNERS

168. Spirituality - SLP2B1C1.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Chapter 1, paragraphs 643-704. The prayer of beginners, prayer in general, principal spiritual exercises, mental prayer. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL PERFECTION PRAYER BEGINNERS

169. Spirituality - SLP2B1C1.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Chapter 1, paragraphs 643-704. The prayer of beginners, prayer in general, principal spiritual exercises, mental prayer. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL PERFECTION PRAYER BEGINNERS

170. Spirituality - SLP2B1C2.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Chapter 2, paragraphs 705-750. The necessity and the notion of penance, the motives that should prompt us to hate and avoid sin and the motives and the means of atoning for sin. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY PERFECTION PENANCE SIN MORTAL VENIAL

171. Spirituality - SLP2B1C2.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Chapter 2, paragraphs 705-750. The necessity and the notion of penance, the motives that should prompt us to hate and avoid sin and the motives and the means of atoning for sin. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY PERFECTION PENANCE SIN MORTAL VENIAL

172. Spirituality - SLP2B1C3.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Chapter 3, paragraphs 751-817. An explanation of the nature, the necessity and the practice of mortification. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION SALVATION MORTIFICATION SENSES EXTERIOR INTERIOR PASSIONS FACULTIES

173. Spirituality - SLP2B1C3.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Chapter 3, paragraphs 751-817. An explanation of the nature, the necessity and the practice of mortification. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION SALVATION MORTIFICATION SENSES EXTERIOR INTERIOR PASSIONS FACULTIES

174. Spirituality - SLP2B1C4.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Chapter 4, paragraphs 818-899. The struggle against the Capital Sins. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION CAPITAL SINS PRIDE ENVY ANGER GLUTTONY LUST SLOTH AVARICE

175. Spirituality - SLP2B1C4.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 2, Book 1, Chapter 4, paragraphs 818-899. The struggle against the Capital Sins. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION CAPITAL SINS PRIDE ENVY ANGER GLUTTONY LUST SLOTH AVARICE

176. Spirituality - SLIFE1.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part One, Chapter One, paragraphs #49-87. Origin of the supernatural life: the raising of man to the supernatural state, his fall, and redemption. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION HOLINESS FALL

177. Spirituality - SLIFE1.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part One, Chapter One, paragraphs #49-87. Origin of the supernatural life: the raising of man to the supernatural state, his fall, and redemption. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION HOLINESS FALL

178. Spirituality - SLIFE2.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part One, Chapter Two, paragraphs #88-294. Nature of the Christian life: God's part and the soul's part. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL TRINITY INCARNATE WORD MARY GRACE SAINTS ANGELS CONCUPISCENCE WORLD DEVIL MERIT GRACE PENANCE

179. Spirituality - SLIFE2.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part One, Chapter Two, paragraphs #88-294. Nature of the Christian life: God's part and the soul's part. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL TRINITY INCARNATE WORD MARY GRACE SAINTS ANGELS CONCUPISCENCE WORLD DEVIL MERIT GRACE PENANCE

180. Spirituality - SLIFE3.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 1, Chapter 3, paragraphs #295-351. Perfection of this life: the love of God and of the neighbor carried to the point of sacrifice. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION UNBELIEVERS WORLDLINGS DEVOUT LOVE SACRIFICE PRECEPTS COUNSELS

181. Spirituality - SLIFE3.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 1, Chapter 3, paragraphs #295-351. Perfection of this life: the love of God and of the neighbor carried to the point of sacrifice. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION UNBELIEVERS WORLDLINGS DEVOUT LOVE SACRIFICE PRECEPTS COUNSELS

182. Spirituality - SLIFE4.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 1, Chapter 4, paragraphs #352-406. Obligation for laymen, religious and priests to strive after perfection. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL PERFECTION RELIGIOUS PRIESTS LAYMEN

183. Spirituality - SLIFE4.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 1, Chapter 4, paragraphs #352-406. Obligation for laymen, religious and priests to strive after perfection. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL PERFECTION RELIGIOUS PRIESTS LAYMEN

184. Spirituality - SLIFE5.TXT - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 1, Chapter 5, paragraphs # 407-616. General means, interior and exterior, of attaining perfection. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION KNOWLEDGE PRAYER DESIRE CONFORMITY GOD'S WILL RULE SPIRITUAL READING

185. Spirituality - SLIFE5.ZIP - The Spiritual Life
Adolphe Tanquerey

Part 1, Chapter 5, paragraphs # 407-616. General means, interior and exterior, of attaining perfection. TANQUEREY SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY ASCETICAL MYSTICAL PERFECTION KNOWLEDGE PRAYER DESIRE CONFORMITY GOD'S WILL RULE SPIRITUAL READING

186. Spirituality - SALESPIR.TXT - The Spirituality of Saint Francis of Sales
Francis Vincent

Vincent Francis' 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. GRACE MERCY JANSENISTS LOVE PENANCE CHARITY JANE CHANTAL VIRTUE HOLINESS PERFECTION IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA WOMEN MARRIAGE MEDITATION

187. Spirituality - SALESPIR.ZIP - The Spirituality of Saint Francis of Sales
Francis Vincent

Vincent Francis' 1959 essay. From 'Some Schools of Catholic Spirituality', published by Desclee and edited by Jean Gautier. GRACE MERCY JANSENISTS LOVE PENANCE CHARITY JANE CHANTAL VIRTUE HOLINESS PERFECTION IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA WOMEN MARRIAGE MEDITATION

188. Spirituality - SPLGRACE.TXT - The Splendors of Grace
Mattias Joseph Scheeben

In this article taken from the November 29, 1942 issue of "Orate Fratres" the author stresses that our union with God cannot be explained as merely moral, but is, rather, organic, with an intimacy far exceeding our most sanguine speculations.

189. Spirituality - SPLGRACE.ZIP - The Splendors of Grace
Mattias Joseph Scheeben

In this article taken from the November 29, 1942 issue of "Orate Fratres" the author stresses that our union with God cannot be explained as merely moral, but is, rather, organic, with an intimacy far exceeding our most sanguine speculations.

190. Spirituality - SIPPRAYS.HTM - The Three Greatest Prayers: The Our Father
St. Thomas Aquinas

This excerpt from the The Three Greatest Prayers by St. Thomas Aquinas concerns the greatest prayer of all, the Our Father. SPIRITUALITY MEDITATION CONTEMPLATION

191. Spirituality - 3WAYS.ZIP - The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange

A classic on spirituality. ILLUMINATIVE UNITIVE ASCETICAL MYSTICAL CONTEMPLATION

192. Spirituality - 3WAYS.TXT - The Three Ways of the Spiritual Life
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange

A classic on spirituality. ILLUMINATIVE UNITIVE ASCETICAL MYSTICAL CONTEMPLATION

193. Spirituality - WAYPERF.TXT - The Way of Perfection
St. Teresa of Avila

Translated & edited by E. Allison Peers. 'The Way of Perfection,' as well as St. Teresa's other works, are available from ICS Publications, 2131 Lincoln Road, NE, Washington, DC 20002-1199. TERESA AVILA PERFECTION PRAYER CONTEMPLATION

194. Spirituality - WAYPERF.ZIP - The Way of Perfection
St. Teresa of Avila

Translated & edited by E. Allison Peers. 'The Way of Perfection,' as well as St. Teresa's other works, are available from ICS Publications, 2131 Lincoln Road, NE, Washington, DC 20002-1199. TERESA AVILA PERFECTION PRAYER CONTEMPLATION

195. Spirituality - TORONTO.HTM - Toronto Blessing; analyzed according to Catholic Mystical Theology
Colin B. Donovan, STL

The Toronto Blessing, sometimes called "Holy Laughter," originated at the Toronto Airport Vineyard Church. Its purpose is to establish a new paradigm for an international, interdenominational church, with a new worldwide leadership. Many elements of this movement, both in its teaching and the phenomena associated with it, raise serious issues in light of the Catholic mystical tradition and Catholic doctrine. This article by the EWTN Staff Theologian analyzes the public record of the Toronto Blessing movement, according to the traditional categories of Catholic mystical theology.

196. Spirituality - SIPTRANS.HTM - Transformation in Christ: Recollection and contemplation
Dietrich von Hildebrand

This excerpt from Transformation in Christ discusses becoming recollected, and disposing oneself for contemplative prayer. PRAYER DISTRACTION RECOLLECTION CONTEMPLATION SPIRITUALITY

197. Spirituality - CATPUR.HTM - Treatise on Purgatory
St. Catherine of Genoa

Based on visions the Saint received, this English version was published in 1946 by Sheed & Ward. Includes a brief synopsis of her life (1447-1510). PURGATORY CATHERINE GENOA FIFTEENTH CENTURY SAINT

198. Spirituality - CATPUR.ZIP - Treatise on Purgatory
Catherine of Genoa

Published in 1946 by Sheed & Ward. Includes a brief synopsis of her life (1447-1510). PURGATORY CATHERINE GENOA FIFTEENTH CENTURY SAINT

199. Spirituality - LAUER3.TXT - Unforgiveness is the Cause
Fr. Al Lauer

Fr. Lauer writes on the necessity of forgiveness. He believes 'over 90 percent of all problems are rooted in unforgiveness.' Presentation Ministries. LAUER FORGIVENESS FORGIVE UNFORGIVENESS

200. Spirituality - UNIFORMI.TXT - Uniformity With God's Will
Ligouri

'Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: 'Charity is the bond of perfection;' and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God's.' ALPHONSUS DE LIGOURI PERFECTION GOD'S WILL

201. Spirituality - UNIFORMI.ZIP - Uniformity With God's Will
Ligouri

'Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: 'Charity is the bond of perfection;' and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God's.' ALPHONSUS DE LIGOURI PERFECTION GOD'S WILL

202. Spirituality - 15477A.TXT - Visions and Apparitions
Catholic Encyclopedia

This article deals with supernatural visions, that is, visions due to the direct intervention of a power superior to man.

203. Spirituality - PERPADOR.TXT - What Is Perpetual Adoration?
Franciscan Friars of Marytown

The Franciscan Friars of Marytown have devoted a special fifty-six page issue of Immaculata Magazine to the Eucharist. It is available from the Conventual Friars of Marytown, 1600 West Park Avenue, Libertyville IL 60048. This article originally appeared in this issue.) Uploaded by Robert Sheehan. EUCHARIST ADORATION REAL PRESENCE

204. Spirituality - ZCONSECR.HTM - When God Calls a Woman to the Consecrated Life
ZENIT

Mother Assumpta Long, superior and one of four founders of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, shared with ZENIT her thoughts on the challenges women face in answering the call to be a bride of Christ as a religious sister. VOCATIONS

205. Spirituality - zreginalaud.htm - Work and Prayer
ZENIT

Adherence to the Benedictine tradition of work and prayer is the key to the success of the Abbey of Regina Laudis, according to its prioress, former actress, Mother Dolores Hart. In this interview with ZENIT, Mother Dolores discusses the history of the monastery, her own personal journey from Hollywood film star to Benedictine nun, and the personality of the abbey's founder, Mother Benedict Duss. GEORGE PATTON SEXUALITY RELIGIOUS

206. Spirituality - zexercises.htm - Workout for the Soul in Search of God
ZENIT

Every year, a countless number of Catholics escape from their typical activities and take days to retreat into prayer following the system of the Ignatian spiritual exercises. In order to understand better the history, timeliness and modern practice of spiritual exercises, ZENIT spoke with Passionist Father Stanislao Renzi, national secretary of the Italian Federation of Spiritual Exercises. YOUNG PEOPLE IGNATIUS LOYOLA BIBLE SCRIPTURE MARY

207. Spirituality - NOTPOUT.TXT - You'd Better Not Pout
Curtis A. Martin

Cultivating joy isn't easy, but it is simple - as simple as one, two, three. One: "Rejoice always." Two: "Pray without ceasing." Three: "In all things, give thanks". Taken from "Envoy" magazine, a new bi-monthly journal of Catholic apologetics and evangelization, edited by Patrick Madrid.