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Theosis: Our Sojourn to the True Self

My thumb rolls over the chotki, knot after knot, I breathe in deeply and think with all my soul; “Lord Jesus Christ only son of God…” I pause, “have mercy on me a sinner…” I exhale. As I do …

To Be Known And To Be Loved

I would briefly like to bring up a topic that many have asked about as relationships in their lives change over time — loneliness. An acquaintance of mine from my seminary studies, Fr. Peregrine O.Praem., a canon at St. …

Prepare the Way of the Lord

How to Make a Good Confession
Confession, reconciliation, or penance are all common names for the sacrament instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the absolution of the priest to the person who …

Mindless Work: The Formation of Habits

With Advent around the corner I thought we might begin to look at how the human person is fallen and redeemed. We will begin by reflecting upon how the human person interacts with the world — his senses and …

A Summary of Words

I heard a good summary of our last two posts while listening to the CatholicPsych Institute Being Human podcast. In episode 32 “The Endless Mystery of the Human Person” Dr. Greg Bottaro is being interviewed with his friend Fr. Louis Merosne …

More Words – part II

If equality means sameness then any experience that testifies to real differences between persons would be an attack upon whichever person is more inclined to victimization. In this context meaning of discrimination to differentiate, becomes a prejudicial act of …