Today’s Intention: May every expectant mother receive compassionate care and support as she nurtures the life in her womb.
Another way of praying with the bible is through Ignatian Meditation, a way of using the words of the bible as a way to imagine the experience and then to apply the lessons to your own life. The name comes from Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Here is a short video that offers an explanation.
Do you really believe that Jesus is the divine Son of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity? Or is Jesus simply a nice guy who is a little better than we are? While we want to remember that Jesus is approachable, we also want to know that Jesus is strong enough to handle whatever we set before him.
You have probably heard that you should use the bible for prayer. But how? What is it that I should do to pray with the Bible? For that matter, how is it that I pray at all? Many of us are familiar with asking God to help us or another, but is the only type of prayer there is? Centuries ago Saint Benedict began to pass on the his monks the art of sacred reading, or in Latin, Lectio Divina. Below Fr. Mike Schmitz from Ascension Presents offers a brief explanation.
This Sunday we celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God, a new title for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Do you think about the Word of God? Do you read it or pray with it? In the video below, Bishop Robert Barron discusses Dei Verbum, the document on revelation. Over the next few days, we will include resources to grow more in faith with the Word of God.
9 Days for Life is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of human life. Each day, a different intention is accompanied by a short reflection, suggested actions, and related information. Sign up to receive the novena by email, text message, or an app at http://www.9daysforlife.com.
Do you trust the promises? Today’s first reading from the Letter to the Hebrews tells us we are inheritors of the promises. What are they? The promise that God loves us. The promise that God forgives sins. The promise that God is always with us. Do you trust the promises?
Starting Tuesday, the DePorres Pages will begin praying the Nine Days for Life Novena. You can listen to them here, or subscribe and listen wherever you get your podcasts. You can also find out more at Nine Days for Life Novena, where you can also find printed and online materials.