Saints—On Earth and in Heaven

A Simple Breathing Exercise for Becoming More Like Mary with Our Eyes Fixed on God

One of the tools that I learned as I went through the Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat spiritual practice to help navigate challenging situations was a beautiful breathing exercise. Even today, over three years clean of pornography, when feelings of frustration, anger, loneliness, and boredom turn my thoughts to fantasy and masturbation tempts…

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A Step One Reflection: Relinquishing Our Self-Appointed Kingship

  Step One: We admitted that we were powerless over [ ] – that our lives had become unmanageable.   I like to say I walked into overeaters anonymous looking for help with my “diet” problems and walked away with something else entirely. Step One was a jarring experience for me. I found it much…

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Driving Miss Dorothy

I write this amidst the serenity of the Prince of Peace Abbey monastery in Oceanside, CA. My eyelids feel a bit heavier than usual this evening, seemingly bearing the weight and pressure of some emotional exhaustion. A dear friend, Dorothy Byrne, who passed away on May 7, 2014, sent me here. Earlier today I had…

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