When Prayer Becomes Active, The Reason Why It Is Difficult, And When To Fight And Retreat

Image by Radoan Tanvir from Pixabay When we first begin to commit ourselves to dedicated prayer it's not easy. If it were that easy everyone would be doing it, right? How do we know when the prayer is really beginning to take effect? It's that moment when we wake up and our first desire is … Continue reading When Prayer Becomes Active, The Reason Why It Is Difficult, And When To Fight And Retreat

What To Expect When We Open Our Door To The World

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay A Russian Orthodox Monk made headlines in some circles recently. He had opened the doors of his monastery to loud banging at around midnight. A 22-year-old man rushed in and began stabbing him. He stabbed him in the face, throat, chest and all over his body as he lay … Continue reading What To Expect When We Open Our Door To The World

Why I Tell People To Go To Confession Before Offering Advice

I'm no spiritual director but every now and again I'll will have someone approach me looking either for some spiritual direction in their lives or to tell me their problems. It depends on the person but most of the time I ask them when the last time they went confession. I tell them to go … Continue reading Why I Tell People To Go To Confession Before Offering Advice

Why Does God Withdraw His Light From Us?

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay So you've come into the Church and you're full of the Holy Spirit. You're dancing and singing. You're going on pilgrimage and praying the rosary until your wee fingers go red raw. hahahaha. Love it. Then a time will come when God will purposefully withdraw his light. He will allow … Continue reading Why Does God Withdraw His Light From Us?