The value and joy of silence (1/4)

“Silence is not so much being quiet and not saying anything. Silence is more the ability to let go of external noise to begin to listen to the internal noise of our own desires, our own fears, frustrations, and turn those over to the Lord to be in a conversation with Him.“– Father Thaddaeus Lancton,…

The Little Prince

I had my monthly spiritual direction (SD) session today. My SD started by asking me to name a genre of writing which expresses where I’m at. I blurted out, The Little Prince – his sense of wonder and certainty of finding his treasure. My SD asked me to reflect on highlights from the past month…

My Catechesis of the Good Shepherd L1P1 Retreat

Help us, O God, to enter into the secret of childhood, so that we may know, love and serve the child in accordance with the laws of Thy justice and following Thy Holy Will.– Prayer of Dr Maria Montessori I finally attended my CGS L1P1 retreat at Nativity church from September 20-29, 2021 (8 week…

How God broke and healed Caralyn

“After I had my breakthrough in the chapel, I had my come-to-Jesus moment. We were singing, Here I Am To Worship. In that moment, Jesus absolutely broke through the stone fortress I had built around my heart and my knees buckled and I fell to the floor and I knew that Jesus forgave me of…

Forgiveness is a choice

“When you bring things to light, it loses its power. It’s so hard when you live in darkness and you don’t know who you can trust. Looking back, it was one of the best things that could happen to me as a starting point of healing.”

What is Man’s Final End?

    Thomistic ethics best answers this question on Man’s Final End and how we arrive at this conclusion from a Catholic perspective. Thomistic ethics begins with the end in mind; and defines happiness as knowing, loving and serving God. We know this as this corresponds with our natural faculties/ Reason which enables us to…

Most persuasive Theistic arguments for the existence of God

The theistic argument that is most powerful or persuasive to a person depends on their spirituality type. The cosmological arguments would probably appeal better to Thomistic types (like my husband), while the Augustinian types (like myself) may prefer the argument from desire and design. For the Thomists, the argument from contingency appears convincing as the…