The Little Manual for Spiritual Growth | Sophia Institute Press

Are your daily duties burning you out? Are you struggling to maintain your prayer life? St. Josemaría says: “If you don’t have a Plan of Life, you’ll never have order!”  Here, Fr. John Portavella shows you how to develop for yourself a personalized plan of life that will enable you to balance your duties to God, your family, and your work, and even to make time for leisure. You’ll discover easy, practical ways to fit prayer, devotions, and spiritual reading into your family situation and professional life. In just a few weeks, your cares and anxieties will give way to holy peace as you awaken to the workings of God’s loving grace in your life. You will also learn: Where to get the strength to face the burdens of everyday life  How to persevere in prayer and genuinely place yourself in God’s presence  How to face unforeseen events with a heart full of hope and good cheer  The 12 most powerful prayers for growing in holiness  The benefits of incorporating small acts of self-denial into your daily routine  How to lead your coworkers to Christ  How to transform your time at Mass into a perfect sacrifice of thanksgiving and...

Quand les tempêtes de la vie vous empêchent d’avancer, abritez-vous contre le cœur du Christ

La condition humaine est difficile et nous avons parfois l’impression que rien ne va, que les éléments sont ligués contre nous et que la vie est trop dure à supporter. Souvent, dans ces moments, no… Source: Quand les tempêtes de la vie vous empêchent d’avancer, abritez-vous contre le cœur du ChristShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

Les dix conseils de saint Benoît susceptibles de changer votre quotidien

Certains se souviennent de ce moment historique. Le 19 avril 2005 vers 17h50 sur la place saint Pierre, une fumée blanche très attendue annonce enfin l’élection d’un nouveau pape. Quelq… Source: Les dix conseils de saint Benoît susceptibles de changer votre quotidienShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

How to keep up your prayer life on summer vacation

Life tends to slow down in the summer, and the temptation toward laziness (especially in prayer) reaches an all-time high. While vacation presents us with a wonderful and much-needed time to refres… Source: How to keep up your prayer life on summer vacationShare this:Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new...

Sixth Wednesday of Easter Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Sixth Wednesday of Easter Time May 29, 2019 WORD of the DAY I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. (John 16: 12-15 ) How shall I live this Word? Not everything can be said, and not everything can be said immediately. The strength of the word can be disruptive, but it needs to find a terrain capable of welcoming it and making it take root. The testimony of Jesus does not find greater efficacy in the signs that He is able to accomplish, but in arousing an internal correspondence in us when the voice of the Master is recognized by a presence that already lives...

Monday of Holy Week

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Monday of Holy Week April 15, 2019 WORD of the DAY Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. (John 12: 3) How shall I live this Word? The waste … the first day of the Holy Week invites us to reflect on the WASTE. That thing that we produce without realizing it due to laziness, lack of temperance, by which we waste resources to no end: natural raw materials of the environment, polluting, using and throwing away, not repairing, not recycling. In the same way, with the same unconsciousness, we waste so many resources of people by humiliating them, discriminating against them, not allowing them to grow, or by forming them according to non-liberating and dull educations. Then we denounce other situations that we define only because these resources are not reserved for us. In the egocentric and not very reflective logic, everything I cannot use is waste … what I throw away is not waste. Mary teaches us another way to be aware and...
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