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Spiritual Life

Statue of Christ over the Sacristy Door, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican

In the Likeness of Christ

To imitate Christ is to put on the mind of Christ, imitating his interior dispositions and grasping the broad principles by which he worked out his life's task.

Dr. Don J. Briel
Dec 4, 2020
Wooden Statue of Mary Holding Christ

Advent as Reality

Advent is not about slowing down reality to reflect on a fantasy; rather, it is about stepping out of the fantasies of our daily lives to live in reality.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
Dec 4, 2020
The Library of Trinity College Dublin

Christians (and Pharisees) at a University

The Pharisees, due to their darkened minds, found themselves unknowingly fighting against God himself. The gift of faith serves to heal and enlighten our intellects.

Msgr. James P. Shea
Dec 4, 2020
Marian Grotto at the University of Mary

Icon of Relationality

The Immaculate Conception and perpetual virginity of Mary serve as the antithesis of the non-relational existence of humanity due to the Fall.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
Dec 4, 2020
Sunset at Cape Sounion, Greece

Scrupulosity

Whether arising from fear, pride, or a psychological disorder, scrupulosity forms a serious obstacle to our ability to recognize and rejoice in God's mercy toward us in our weakness.

Rev. Robert Shea
Dec 4, 2020