Retreat Guides

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God Is Faithful:
A Retreat Guide on Mary’s Assumption Into Heaven

The Blessed Virgin Mary led a life full of suffering. But she never let that suffering obscure her faith in God. She continued to believe in God and God’s promises, even when... Read More

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Built to Last
A Retreat Guide on St. Peter and the Papacy

The various Christian denominations have a lot in common, but unfortunately, we also have our differences. One major difference between Catholic and non-Catholic Christians has... Read More

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Bridge to Eternity:
A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Holy Orders

For many years, my religious order followed a tradition of ordaining our members to the priesthood on Christmas Eve. I remember preparing for my own ordination: eight days... Read More

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A Cure for Discouragement:
A Retreat Guide for Easter

The appearances of Jesus after his Resurrection, as recorded in the New Testament, are, to be honest, kind of confusing.  The people he appears to don’t recognize him right... Read More

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The Widow’s Might:
A Retreat Guide for Lent

Giving is better than getting, according to the Lord; generosity leads to greater happiness (“blessedness”) than cupidity. And yet, popular culture in our post-modern world... Read More

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Who You Are
A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Baptism

A deep crisis in our post-Christian culture is the loss of a sense of our identity, a kind of cultural and religious amnesia. To overcome that crisis, we need to rediscover the... Read More

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The Art of Waiting
A Retreat Guide for Advent

Advent is a liturgical season meant to be lived with deep spiritual anticipation. It is a time of year in which the Church invites us to look forward to spiritual gifts with the... Read More

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When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong
A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Sickness and death were not part of God’s original plan for the human family; they were consequences of original sin. But now, in this fallen world, no one escapes them. For... Read More

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A Mother’s Tears:
A Retreat Guide on Our Lady of Sorrows

Nothing compares with what Mary had to go through during our Lord’s passion: She stood by, helpless, watching Jesus being condemned unjustly, mocked, scourged and tortured, crowned... Read More

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Food for the Journey
A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of the Eucharist

God’s plan for the human family was disrupted by eating. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they betrayed their friendship with God, losing the only source of lasting... Read More

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