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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Podcasts and the Spiritual Life

Resources to Strengthen and Develop Your Prayer Kris McGregor While speaking to some U.S. bishops in 2011, Pope Benedict XVI said, “Only through ... interior renewal...

Lent and the Call to Holiness

BY MARCELLINO D’AMBROSIO At age 16, I thought that aspiring to holiness was out of the question. If you really wanted to be holy, I thought,...

Lent: Time for a spiritual recharge for catechists

DREs and Parish Leaders, here are a few tips to strengthen your catechists: Highlight traditional practices of the season in a contemporary way to help...

7 Steps for a Do-It-Yourself Retreat

Plan this retreat for catechists involved in sacramental formation BY DEANNA BARTALINI Catechists work hard. They share their faith and knowledge, and they give up personal...

Thanksgiving "Because" Litany

by staff Click here for a Thanksgiving litany. Copyright 2011, Bayard, Inc. All rights reserved. This article is protected by United States copyright and other...

Tips for Highlighting Scripture (#NationalBibleWeek)

BY LORI DAHLHOFF In his Year of Faith address to catechists, Pope Francis said, "If we go out to bring his gospel with love, with...

Prayers for #Vocations

Here's a prayer for vocations from among the dozens found at the USCCB website: + Father, we're your people, the work of your hands. So precious are we in...

Prayer Before You Begin

Jesus, help us to awaken in others the memory of God. Help us to have a living relationship with You and with our neighbor....

Attending to Spiritual Direction: What it is — and how it helps

By Joy Davis “As she has always done, today the Church continues to recommend the practice of spiritual direction, not only to all those who...

From Boredom to Wonder: Learning the art of prayer at Mass 

By Timothy P. O’Malley Catechists have often heard the complaint that the Mass is boring. Children and teens express their boredom directly through yawns or...