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Why is Contemplative Prayer So Important?

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Contemplative Prayer and the Angelic Doctor What are the three types of prayer? There are three types of prayer: vocal, meditative, and contemplative. Vocal prayer can include basic prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, etc. and also the words in our mind that we share with God. However, vocal prayer is not enough to sustain a growing relationship with... Read More

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Why is Contemplative Prayer So Important?

Contemplative Prayer and the Angelic Doctor What are the three types of prayer? There are three types of prayer: vocal, meditative, and contemplative. Vocal prayer can include basic prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, etc.... Read More

An Integrated Approach to Depression

An Integrated Approach to Depression The Catholic Guide to Depression   Description: Depression is a serious illness that is becoming more and more prevalent in our society. Today, Dan Burke and Melissa Elson speak with Dr. Aaron Kheriaty... Read More

Chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows (The Seven Dolors Chaplet)

Chaplet of Our Lady of Sorrows The Seven Dolors Chaplet Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows On the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, today, we bring you this devotion, which began in the 13th century and was reintroduced to the world by Our Blessed... Read More

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An Integrated Approach to Depression

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Saints have told of their spiritual torments and feelings of abandonment by God. In the sixteenth century, St. John of the Cross described the experience as “the... Read More

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Melancholics, Desires, Temptations, God’s Will

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Beware of the Self-Help Genre

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