women have had and still have a special role in opening doors to the Lord, in following him and communicating his face, because the eyes of faith always need the simple and profound look of love.
“from that trip on, I felt something inside me telling me: “Litus, you are free and can do whatever you want, but you are not happy”
The Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father, is the perfect prayer given to us by Jesus. But to reap the rich fruits of this prayer we must be living a sacramental life.
I began my search for truth and the meaning of life by taking classes in the humanities, the physical sciences and the social sciences. Although I did not find the answers I was searching for, I did not walk away from these studies empty handed. I did not realize it at the time, but my secular studies prepared me to receive faith on an adult level.
We all take as a given that the goal of Christianity is entering into eternal life; however, attaining this goal requires intense daily effort on our part. The spiritual life is not an easy endeavor because of our wounded human nature. True, Baptism washes away Original Sin, but we are left with the effects of Original Sin. We do not have complete control over ourselves. The spiritual life is a continual battle.
Medjugorje’s parish priest at the time the apparitions began will soon be able to greet his Franciscan Brothers in Croatia
by JoAnne Thorn “…Take these words of mine into your heart and soul…” (Deuteronomy 11:18, 26) I call myself Christian. I call myself Catholic. These words define me in a vague manner. But they do not fully describe my true self, the self known only to God. My most hidden motive behind every word and action ...