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....
The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa’s Diamond

The Interior Castle: Saint Teresa’s Diamond

The De Beers Jewelry marketing slogan of “Diamonds are Forever” might have been a perfect catchphrase for Saint Teresa’s “Diamond”, better known to us as the Interior Castle. However, this company was not yet around in 1577 when she was ordered to...
Getting Ready For Grace

Getting Ready For Grace

Our hearts long for God, we are made for the infinite joy of heaven, and sometimes we seek to satisfy this longing in relationships, in material possessions, in pleasure.  Yet, if we are truly honest with ourselves, there is always a moment where people disappoint us,...
For Greater Things You Were Born

For Greater Things You Were Born

The complete* text of Sister Regina Marie, O.C.D.’s address to the Los Angeles Catholic Prayer Breakfast, September 16, 2014When Allen Lund called me last year about this morning’s Prayer Breakfast, my first response was, “Allen, you need a big name for your...
Scoring Where It Really Counts…

Scoring Where It Really Counts…

Promoting a Deeper Spiritual Life…on the basketball court!It was the junior high boys first basketball game of the season.  As four sisters walked into the stuffy gym they were astounded by the sight that awaited them: bleachers packed with Holy Innocents...
To Clean or Not to Clean…

To Clean or Not to Clean…

Yes, it is the time of year that we are faced with the grim reality of spring cleaning. The boxes that haven’t been touched in years need to be opened, the clothes that are no longer in fashion need to be donated, and the never-ending cleaning list needs to be...
Sometimes Prayer is So Frustrating

Sometimes Prayer is So Frustrating

 Dear Sister,  In the second mansion St. Teresa strongly emphasizes the need for perseverance. Can you help me understand how this works in a practical way? I really struggle to keep a consistent prayer time and to stay focused when I pray. Sometimes it is so...