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Spiritual Life

Advice from a mystic on accepting solitude

St. John of the Cross gives a few helpful tips on how to handle being alone.

A simple spiritual exercise for Holy Week

You can begin each day of Holy Week with this reflection, keeping your days focused on God.

Meditate on Christ’s Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, with a 15th century Icon

Painted in 1497, it is held in the Monastery-Museum of Saint Cyril on the White Lake, in northern Russia.

Surrender your anxiety to Jesus on the cross with this prayer

When feeling oppressed by anxiety, one of the best things to do is unite it to Jesus' suffering on Mt. Calvary.

How contemplation can lead to peace during the COVID-19 crisis

One of the most simplest and most peaceful types of prayer is contemplation.

A short prayer for spiritual healing

Don't forget to ask God to heal your soul and bring peace back into your life.

Here is the daily schedule of a hermit

Hermits make sure to add variety to their daily schedule, even though they never leave their homes.

Why God’s voice is easier to hear in solitude

Both saints and biblical characters distanced themselves from others to better hear the voice of God.

Hope is the key to enduring any hardship

The solitary hermit, St. John Climacus, stressed the need to foster hope in order to persevere through any suffering.

Reflect on this powerful quote about spiritual communion

"When we cannot go to the church, let us turn towards the tabernacle; no wall can shut us out from the good God." - St. John Vianney

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