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God is always at work in the hearts of his children. When catechists become aware of the mystery of the Triune God at work in the hearts of the children we serve, we naturally respond with humility and a desire for greater obedience to God, the Master Catechist. Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi, cofounders of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd knew how to bow before the mystery of God at work in children, as is evident from this quote they wrote in a letter to catechists in Canada: It happens that in being with children we will sense the... Read more
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In Saint Paul’s exhortation to the Romans, we read: “offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age . . . .” (Rom 12:1-2). To some, this may sound contradictory: “offer you bodies as . . . your spiritual worship.” To those who think that the material and the spiritual are not only separate but completely separated categories, Saint Paul’s exhortation makes no sense. There are philosophies that presume the material and the spiritual (if there even is a spiritual reality) are completely separate. And there are... Read more
In Weakness People don’t brag about how weak they are. People want to think of themselves as confident, capable, self-sufficient... strong . I certainly don't recall being cheered on for how physically weak I was as a freshman in gym class! And if there had been an award for that, I certainly would have won. I couldn't bench press the bar. These are not the stories we celebrate or share with others—we love sharing the stories in which we were the heroes. The paradox of the Christian faith is that when we are weak, God's greatness and his strength are... Read more
Adoration: Losing Self, Finding Peace This article is the second in a three part series on the spiritual mission of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity for our time. We are arguing that contemplation of the Triune God can heal the wounds of social alienation that so profoundly mark the experience of believers today and, more than this, offers a fullness of Christian living no other kind of prayer can match. In our last article, we distinguished St. Elizabeth’s confidence in presenting a contemplative approach to the Trinity in contradistinction to the tentativeness that often comes through the preaching of those... Read more