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The Ways of Mental Prayer

mental prayer, plus he gives practical instructions on the methods of practicing this type of prayer.  He also shows what to avoid and how to overcome the difficulties involved. By far the salient strength of this book is its description of how one goes from ordinary prayer to mystical prayer,


How to Think Like Aquinas: The Sure Way to Perfect Your Mental Powers

…exercises to improve your intellectual powers of memory, understanding, logical reasoning, shrewdness, foresight, circumspection, and practical wisdom. You'll also learn: •    The four steps to training your memory •    How to know your mental powers and…

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The Catholic Guide to Depression

…fundamentally different mental states such as guilt, sloth, the darkness of sin, and the sublime desolation called “dark night of the soul” that is, in fact, a privileged spiritual trial sent to good souls as a special gift from God. You’ll come to know how to identify the various…


The Catholic Guide to Depression & The Catholic Guide to Loneliness (2 Book Set)

…come to see how to harness loneliness for the service of God and neighbor, and how to bear with grace any residual loneliness you can’t manage to defeat. Open these wise pages to discover: The simple ABCs of Lonely Thinking The 3 psychological and behavioral components of loneliness Practical


The Catholic Guide to Depression & Surviving Depression (2 Book Set)

…different, mental states such as guilt, sloth, the darkness of sin, and the sublime desolation called "dark night of the soul" that is, in fact, a privileged spiritual trial sent as a special gift from God. You'll come to know how to identify the various types of depression and come to


The How-To Book of Catholic Devotions

…Devotions. Discover how to: Pray the Sign of the Cross Pray the Morning Offering Say Grace Before Meals Perform Acts of Faith, Hope, and Love Pray the Angelus Make First Fridays and First Saturdays Make a Novena "Offer Up" Something Pray the Rosary Practice Mental Prayer Examine Your…


Demons, Deliverance and Discernment

…from mental illnesses or demonic attacks What exorcists actually do—and don’t do—when they help people suffering possession Why homemade “deliverance ministries” are  not  a truly Catholic way to counter the influence of demons Authentic prayers and practices


Getting Free & Facing Adversity With Grace (2 Book Set)

…problems. Bert Ghezzi, author of this engaging and practical guide, insists that the power of the Holy Spirit — and only that power — is strong enough to overcome these deeply rooted and disheartening difficulties. Best of all, he shows how you can tap into the Spirit’s power…

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St. Anne Healing Box [Multicolored]

…box invites you to ask for the intercession of a mother who lived with the burden of infertility for many years - St. Anne. A meaningful gift of prayer and healing for anyone who is dealing with the practical and mental pain and discouragement of infertility. How to Use This Saint Box:…

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How to Pray the Stations of the Cross

…only good time to pray the Stations of the Cross. It is always recommended to the faithful to meditate on Christ's Passion frequently, especially on Fridays as a perpetual day of penance, to obtain graces and grow in holiness. “But especially I commend earnest mental prayer to you, more particularly…

9 Practical Tips to Help You Stay Focused at Mass

…Christ coming to us in the flesh. But, even so, it is possible to limit at least some of our distractions at Mass with a little preparation. Check out these simple yet practical tips: 1. Turn off the car radio on the way to Mass. One of the best ways to mentally prepare for Mass is to begin before…

How to Make Your First Saturday Rosary Meditation According to Sr. Lucia

…(not simply to think about or dwell upon in a random way). When one makes a meditation properly speaking, they have planned a specific topic on which they will mentally dwell for a set amount of time, examining it from all sides, along with making concrete resolutions to practice specific virtues…

9 Ways To Turn Mindfulness Into "God-full-ness"

…simplest ways to practice a mindful recollection that brings our thoughts back to God (we can do this whenever or wherever we are) is to simply recite an Act of Faith. Tell God that you believe He is the King of the Universe, and give Him the present moment by saying a mental prayer such as this:…

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Can We Really Pray Unceasingly? 5 Ways to Try

to take up the practice, and as a result, many lay people have begun reciting portions of the Liturgy of the Hours. (It's rarely practical for a lay person's daily responsibilities to be compatible with praying all the hours of the Divine Office.) One way to have a beautiful, all-in-one daily prayer

Day 6: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

How great their zeal and their love for spiritual perfection! How brave the fight they waged to master their evil habits! What pure and straightforward purpose they showed toward God! By day they labored and by night they spent themselves in long prayers. Even at work they did not cease from mental

Day 24: Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

…continual mental prayer, her mortification in all things, her surpassing purity, her ardent charity, her heroic patience, her angelic sweetness, and her divine wisdom: "there being," as St. Louis De Montfort says, "the ten principal virtues of the Blessed Virgin." We must unite ourselves to Jesus…

Imitating Mary's 10 Amazing Virtues

…Teresa: “Mental prayer is the breath of life for our soul and holiness is impossible without it.” It doesn’t mean praying in the chapel all day, but simply loving God and others in every little act we perform. * How Mary demonstrated Constant Mental Prayer: Mary’s entire life was a prayer, due to

3 Ways We Can Become Spiritual Olympians

…There are daily afternoon practices. If you've ever watched a swim practice and seen the swimmers getting in and out of the water, you know it seems like they do it without thinking. Perhaps they have become used to the routine, but regardless of how they get in, they learn to just do it. Certainly…

Behind the Book: The Soul of the Apostolate by Jean-Baptiste Chautard

…is the importance of morning mental prayer for those who want to attain a vibrant interior life that St. Theresa of Avila said that, "he who practices mental prayer has traveled half the journey. However he who does not practice at least fifteen minutes of mental prayer a day is an animal." This may…

Fasting: The Benefits For Body, Mind, And Soul

…saying to God, 'I want to do your Will, and then you ask Him to help you to see it." Lent is also about discerning God's Will, she says. "Look at Jesus on the Cross. We are asked to do the same.  How will we get there?  Prayer and fasting are opportunities to offer back to God what He has given to