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Spiritual Life

The chalice, the Sacred Heart and their powerful connection

Each time we see the chalice at Mass we can envision Jesus' Heart waiting to pour its love upon us.

“Maranatha”: An ancient Christian prayer in one of the languages Jesus spoke.

The Aramaic phrase appears only once in the New Testament.

Ask St. Peter for help to remain faithful in adversity

St. Peter knows what it feels like to have your faith shaken to its core.

Fight anxiety by drawing strength from this icon of St. Anthony

We can draw strength for our own battles -- both spiritual and temporal -- by contemplating St. Anthony's victories and calling on his intercession.

How to start and end each day, according to St. Anthony of Egypt

The 4th-century monk taught his disciples to keep eternity always in their minds, reflecting on it in the morning and at night.

Prayer after communion when feeling depressed

Ask God to warm your heart with the heat of his Divine Love.

St. John XXIII urged a “crusade of prayer” for Church unity

The beloved pontiff firmly believed that prayer could unite a divided Church.

Why did so many saints choose to live in caves?

Caves were a popular choice for many saints for both practical and spiritual reasons.

Why green is used during Ordinary Time

Green is a color that naturally reminds us of hope and growth.

Jesus’ childhood home: Enter into peace

Jesus' home in Nazareth provides for us a small retreat into the beauty of family life.

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