Articles Under: Spiritual Formation and Prayer

“We, the ordinary people of the streets, believe with all our might that this street, this world, where God has placed us, is our place of holiness.” Her words are a clarion call. Madeleine Delbrêl, a French laywoman made venerable in February of 2018, invites us to believe—passionately—that there is nothing accidental about our lives, about where we live, about the people whom we meet. That when we love, right where we are, we electrify the earth with God’s presence. “Our feet march upon a street, but our heartbeat reverberates through the whole world.” [1] I first read her words... Read more
To find out more about the Steubenville Adult Conferences or to register visit www.SteubenvilleConferences.org . Of particular interest for those involved in faith formation is the St. John Bosco Conference, direct link here . See Youth Conferences locations and schedule here . C all (740)283-6315 or email conferences@franciscan.edu with any inquiries.Read more
“The ways of the Lord are not easy, but we were not created for an easy life, but for great things.” [1] - Pope Benedict XVI A brief survey of our world should be evidence enough that we are sorely in need of virtue. In need of a disposition for the good, beautiful, and true, as well as strength to choose them over what is bad, ugly, and false. Even within our own personal lives, the call to holiness requires both supernatural grace ( what God does ) and human virtue (what we do to participate in becoming who God... Read more
In early April 2018, Pope Francis released his Apostolic Exhortation Rejoice and Be Glad , in which he invites us to respond generously to God’s invitation to holiness of life. We are called to be holy disciples of the Lord; but we need to learn from the witness of saints who have gone before us, not just officially canonized saints but also saintly people next door or in our extended family. While urging us not to fall into the trap of ego-centered self-help programs or the illusion that we can be truly spiritual apart from the Church, he outlines three... Read more
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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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To find out more about the Steubenville Encounter Adult Conferences call (740)283-6315 or email conferences@franciscan.edu . To register visit www.SteubenvilleConferences.orgRead more
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