It's Not about Perfection

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 31, 2019 1:05:00 AM

Perfection is not what being human is about. Perfection is simply not attainable in the human...

Learning Spiritual Discipline

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 26, 2019 1:02:00 AM

 

In the spiritual life, we are meant to prod our souls to regular discipline so that in doing...

God Speaks in Many Languages

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 17, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Exclusion in the name of God is the very worst of religious sins. God speaks in many tongues and...

The Spiritual Problem of Our Time

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 16, 2019 5:00:00 AM

The great spiritual problem of the day is being “like fish out of water.” A life without...

What the Desert Monastics Knew

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 15, 2019 5:00:00 AM

Clearly one of the pillars of the spiritual life, as far as the Desert Monastics were concerned,...

What We Bring to Prayer

by Joan Chittister, OSB on Jan 3, 2019 5:00:00 AM

What we bring to the pursuit of the God of life is what we will get out of it. The regularity of...

The Prayers of Padre Pio

by Franciscan Media on Sep 23, 2017 5:45:00 AM

There can be no doubt that Padre Pio dedicated his life to prayer and suffering. Every breath he...

A Glimmer of Light Within Darkness

by Franciscan Media on Sep 22, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Always bear in mind as a safe general rule that while God tries us by his crosses and...

As It Was in the Beginning

by Franciscan Media on Aug 20, 2017 5:45:00 AM

Exactly one hour later, to the exact second that you slid into sleep, your father comes up...

Instruments of Peace

by Franciscan Media on Aug 15, 2017 5:45:00 AM

How can we become instruments of peace? Fear, anger, bluster, or revenge do not overcome...