Tag Archives: prayer

Experiencing the Spirit

I’ve always loved the Holy Spirit rather more than most, I think. For years, I told people he was my favorite person of the Trinity, if it’s not blasphemy to pick favorites among the coequal, coeternal persons in the triune … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , | 5 Comments

A New Year’s Resolution for Singles

When I was 17, I was desperate to be married. I figured I’d have to wait until I graduated from college, but I was, as I would have told you emphatically, ready to be married. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Ha. When I was … Continue reading

Posted in Goodness | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Advent Stillness: 7 Ways to Slow Down During the Busiest Time of the Year

Ah, Advent. Candlelit evenings curled up with a good book. Long vigils in darkened chapels. Darkness and silence and sweet anticipation as you prepare for the Lord’s coming. Right? Not this century. Here it’s shopping and wrapping and baking and … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Advent Boot Camp 2015

I put out an Advent Boot Camp two years ago and the response was great, so I thought I’d do it again. Just a little tweaking since Christmas isn’t always the same day of the week. Read the intro here or … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Because You Love Me

For all the hundreds (thousands?) of talks I’ve given over the years, I really only have one talk: God loves you. Or, as you likely know if you’ve heard me speak, “You are loved beyond imagining by a God who … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Augustinian Spirituality (NF Types)

Note: this post is part of a series based on the book Prayer and Temperament by Michael and Norrissey. This is only an overview and I’m indebted to the authors for most of what you’re about to read. Please excuse … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Ignatian Spirituality (SJ Types)

Note: this post is part of a series based on the book Prayer and Temperament by Michael and Norrissey. This is only an overview and I’m indebted to the authors for most of what you’re about to read. Please excuse any confusion or … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Thomistic Spirituality (NT Types)

Note: this post is part of a series based on the book Prayer and Temperament by Michael and Norrissey. This is only an overview and I’m indebted to the authors for everything you’re about to read. Please excuse any confusion … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Franciscan Spirituality (SP Types)

Note: this post is part of a series based on the book Prayer and Temperament by Michael and Norrissey. This is only an overview and I’m indebted to the authors for most of what you’re about to read. Please excuse … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Temperament and Prayer

If there’s one glaring absence I see in the modern Catholic Church (in the west, at least), it’s that we spend far more time telling people what to do and what to believe (or, worse, telling them to do and … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty | Tagged , , | 7 Comments