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Healing the Roots of Sin

We are now two weeks into Lent 2022. How is it going for you? Honestly, it took me a while to land on the particular fast our Lord was asking of me this season. There was the obvious fast from food and other material comforts, but I sensed He was pointing me towards a more meaningful interior fast as well. I read an Instagram post where a priest called for a fast from sin and I thought, well duh, aren’t we trying to do that all the time, regardless of the Liturgical season?! The Lord stirred up the question in…

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Beauty and Intimacy with God

Brutal. The only word to describe that interchange between my spouse and me years ago. A lifetime of unexamined wounds punching hard, my tender places receiving their blows... I was in tatters, grieving past all grief. With the lens the Theology of the Body has given me, I have words for that agony: when the rocket engines of spousal union which were designed to point us to heaven are inverted, they point us to hell. Hell it was. My heart was in shreds. I finally fell off to sleep in the basement where we had escaped after supper to assure…

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Prayer for Forgiveness

“He who knows how to forgive prepares for himself many graces from God.  As often as I look upon the cross, so often will I forgive with all my heart.” - Diary of St. Faustina, 390 Dear Jesus, during this season of Lent, please help me to have a tender and forgiving heart. In the same way that you look on me with constant love, direct me to look back to you with that same love. You are love and I want to seek and become that love, in deeply personal ways. Help me to share your eternal love and forgiveness…

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