Why Do We Pray?

Why Do We Pray?

St. Therese said, “Prayer is a surge of the heart…a cry of recognition and of love.” Here she is referring to our hearts, our cries. But I think she would readily agree we could look at prayer from a different angle. What if prayer was a surge of God’s Heart? A cry of...
Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 2

Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 2

Feast of All Carmelite Saints ~ Novena Day 2 – November 7“Who can make me happier than God? In Him, I find everything. God is infinite joy!”St. Teresa of the AndesAlthough she was a Carmelite nun living in Chile in the early 20th century, St. Teresa of the Andes...
Pray the Rosary for Peace

Pray the Rosary for Peace

“Pray my Psalter and teach it to your people. That prayer will never fail.” With these words, Our Lady entrusted St. Dominic (in the 13th century) to spread the devotion of praying the Rosary among the faithful. Indeed since then, the devout praying of the...
Pray Always?

Pray Always?

By: Sister Mary Louise, O.C.D.”Seriously? Pray always?”That is not an uncommon reaction to St. Paul’s admonition to pray always without ceasing. Does he know what we’re up against, the demands on our time and energy, the pace of our modern world, not to...
Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

Keeping Faith Alive During the Dark Nights of Life

By: Sister Regina Marie, O.C.D.When you come to the edgeof all the light you know,and are about to step offinto the darkness of the unknown,faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand onor you will be taught how to fly....