Spiritual Journey: When you’re bogged down by heavy emotions

Pain is only beautiful once it’s grafted into the heart of Christ. Don’t hesitate to place all the ugliness you can’t bear into that sacred space, so high above, yet walking right beside us all along … He carries the weight of our world like gold into His kingdom. He transmutes our worst nightmares into […]

Prayers to Light Your Path: The Our Father

Thank You Father for calling us ever more deeply into the safety of Your arms. Thank You for purifying the disposition of our hearts to more closely resemble Your own. Thank You for inviting us into the truth, onto the path of infinite love. Thank You for teaching us to forgive, to surrender, to trust […]

Spiritual Journey: When you are isolated from your community

There is no such thing as alone – not when you believe in angels and Jesus and the living, breathing Spirit of God that is palpably present with you in every moment. You are never alone when you have faith and countless saints, who are cheering for you from the sidelines of your life. It’s […]

Spiritual Journey: When you need to let go of control and follow Holy Spirit promptings

It’s not about about having a plan … it’s about learning to keep your eyes on the horizon, being alert enough to notice the Divine Spark rising like the sun over ordinary moments. It’s about looking up to the heavens and paying attention to how the Light shimmers down and casts a glorious glow over the […]

Deeper Life: Choosing to grow spiritually through times of grief

When sorrow barges through the door of my heart like an unwelcome guest, I have learned to take a deep breath and welcome her as the clumsy cleaning crew she is, here only to sweep out cobwebs and dust, to freshen up the arrangement of furniture and clear out the superficial things I don’t need (or […]

Journey into the heart of God with Saint Teresa of Avila

In case you haven’t noticed from my blog title, I am passionate about the power of prayer. I’ve witnessed miracles and had mystical encounters that have motivated me to reorient my entire life towards God. For the last 15 years, every time I try to go further and faster toward an external calling, I wind […]

Unite in Prayer with Saint Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena was a fourth century mystic, activist, and author, who had a great influence on Italian literature and is one of the first women to be named a Doctor of the Catholic church. She is famous for saying “If you are who you should be, you will set the whole world on […]

So what exactly is contemplative prayer and how do we start a daily contemplative prayer practice? Contemplative Prayer Circle starts here …

Contemplative prayer is so simple I can explain it in a sentence: Find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted, and spend some time in silence with God – That’s it.  Try it, and see what happens! Maybe you’ll experience a deep otherworldly sense of inner peace or have a life changing mystical encounter […]

Spiritual Journey: Through the seasons of life

When it’s been winter for so long you’ve forgotten the smell of flowers, the color of grass and the whisper of a warm breeze … When earth has been frozen for so long, you’ve forgotten your aversion to the bitter cold and found your peace in the barren wasteland … When you’ve embraced the palette […]

Spiritual Journey: Transform Your Life Into a Living Prayer

Isn’t this a prayer? to laugh and soak in the sunshine, to play? to take in hearty gulp after gulp of fresh air? to hold a loved one in your arms cheek to cheek, sweetness to sweet? to open your heart so wide it aches for someone else’s pain? to reach your limits and be left […]