Spirituality & Prayer

A Letter to Women

Imagine receiving a letter from the desk of John Paul II to your personal mailbox! This Letter to Women directed to all women is a treasured message from John Paul II on the vocation of woman and her true dignity. Learn about the feminine genius he has coined as a beautiful expression of womanhood.

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Motherhood and Women

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A Spiritual Journey with Sacred Art

With our culture becoming more and more visually oriented, an intentional way of guiding ourselves or others to meditate or ponder sacred art is needed now more than ever. Genuine sacred art draws us to adoration and to prayer. Learn a beautiful method called Visio Divina – praying with sacred art.

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Christian Spirituality, Media & Faith, Prayer, and Sacred Art

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Catholic Women’s Toolbox for Spiritual Warfare Within the Family

As women we are called to be nurturers and are often referred to as “the glue that keeps the family together.”  The role of the women within the family takes on a whole new meaning when battling against the forces that are intending to break our families apart.  For this, we must be well equipped for a barrage of spiritual battles that range from subtle to blatant attacks to ourselves or our loved ones.  Alexandra will discuss what is spiritual warfare within the family, how to identify the enemy, various ploys used to attack, and how to choose the best defensive tools to protect our family.

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Marriage, Motherhood, Practicing Faith, and Women

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Coming To Meet Jesus

Many of us yearn for that face-to-face meeting with Jesus, searching in all sorts of places, yet never really being fully satisfied. Hear about how Eucharistic Adoration is the place where Heaven and Earth “kiss” — where visits with Our Lord can change from just quiet, to the quiet of the Sacred Heart, and all that Our Lord has to offer his visitors.

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Eucharist, Jesus, Prayer, and Sacraments

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Discernment 101

As Christians, how are we called to direct ourselves in our daily decisions, vocational choices, and spiritual life? Don’t stress! Discover the Church’s wisdom on discernment, including essential principles from St. Ignatius of Loyola, in everyday language.

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Discernment, Holy Spirit, Practicing Faith, Prayer, Relationships, and Vocation

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Finding the Lord’s Peace Within the Busy-ness of Life

Finding peace within the daily grind may seem impossible to attain.  As women, having to juggle many different roles can leave us feeling defeated and too physically and emotionally exhausted to discover real peace.  We know prayer is needed to acquire peace but how do we balance?

In this talk, Alexandra will discuss the fallacy of striving for perfect “balance” in our lives, reveal how the saints acquired supernatural peace, and identify ways to begin acquiring the Lord’s peace within our own lives.

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Motherhood, Practicing Faith, and Women

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Five Steps Towards Making the Passion of Christ More Personal

Our lives are a pilgrimage – a journey with the destination of the Heavenly Jerusalem. Each day gives us the possibility of recognizing how much God loves us and longs to help us. Are we brought to that awareness? We will look at five steps we can take to make the Passion of our Lord a hope-filled and inspirational way to get closer to him.

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Christian Spirituality, Jesus, Lent, and Suffering

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Gifts of the Holy Spirit In Today’s World

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1 Cor 12: 4-7)

This passage from 1 Corinthians is used as a starting point for exploring the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in Scripture (IS 11:2-3 and 1 Cor 12: 7-11) focusing on how they can be used today. Various references are cited including Evangelii Gaudium – The Joy of the Gospel, and Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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Discernment, Holy Spirit, and Practicing Faith

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Lectio Divina: Praying with Scripture

Are you ready to deepen your prayer life? Would you like help learning how to listen to God’s voice? Discover an ancient yet accessible way of praying with Scripture that is simple enough to practice daily: Divine Reading.

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Discernment and Scripture

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Maria, modelo y guia de la oscuridad a la luz

Cuando haya espacio entre tus manos y tu corazón, no podras mas. Llama a nuestra madre María, que en tristeza o alegría nos cobija en nuestro andar. Prenda bella y entregada por nuestro amado Jesús, nos acompaña y nos guía de la oscuridad a la luz.

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Practicing Faith, Spanish, Suffering, and Virgin Mary

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Our Windows Into Eternity: Praying with Icons

You’ve seen iconography, but you may not know it. Discover an ancient & sacred way to pray with your eyes and your spirit through this sacred art. Learn how to “read” an icon and its rich treasury of symbolism that we can apply to our daily lives.

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Prayer, Sacramentals, and Sacred Art

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Prayer for Busy People

We know prayer is important, but… life today is so demanding! With simple methods of prayer for any schedule, find hope, encouragement, and inspiration to develop your spiritual life and rediscover God’s presence each day.

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Family, Motherhood, Practicing Faith, and Prayer

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Prayer Life & The New Evangelization

This brief, yet comprehensive, look at Christian prayer based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church covers the need for prayer, the types of prayer, the connection between prayer and evangelization, and why it is so important.

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Evangelization, Practicing Faith, and Prayer

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Selfless Love

Love should not be as complicated as our society portrays it to be, especially if it’s a calling for each one of us-married or not. Selfless love is a virtue that is not embedded within us, selfish love on the other hand might be part of our human nature, but we are called to much greater heights. How can we love selflessly?

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Family, Love, Marriage, Relationships, Virtue, and Vocation

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Soul Searching and Finding Your Soul Purpose

It is known that we are both body and soul, earthly and heavenly, man-made and made in God’s image.  How is it that we are made in God’s image, yet so many times I look at myself in the mirror and want to change every inch of me? How is it that I am supposed to love my neighbor as myself, yet I can’t love myself?

It is in being introduced to our soul – the truest version of ourselves and that which is most in God’s image – that we can begin to 1) comprehend the image of God we are made in, 2) love and embrace the uniqueness of ourselves, 3) live out our soul purpose, and 4) encourage others to meet, embrace, and love their soul (cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 363).

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, and Vocation

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The Annunciation In Sacred Art

Experience the visit of the Archangel Gabriel with the Virgin Mary through Sacred Art, and discover how we can join in her ‘Fiat’ and enthusiastic yes to God’s plan for us, for our families and for the salvation of the world.

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Sacred Art, Virgin Mary, and Vocation

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The Word, The Spirit and His Presence: Three Ways to Speak with God

How does our Lord communicate with us? What language does God speak? Scripture teaches us in Genesis that God ‘spoke’ creation into life and that all creation is good. Yet for many of us, we do not see good; not in our own life, not in other people and not in the world. Discover three ways God chooses to communicate with us and make visible all that is good.

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Christian Spirituality, Discernment, Holy Spirit, Prayer, and Scripture

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Veiling: A Devotion of Love and Respect to Our Lord Jesus Christ

Hear a personal journey of grace, where God called Mandi-Bre to have radical boldness through a simple devotion, and where she was brought to a place of surrender and a closeness to God like never before.

Learn the scriptural reasoning behind, and common myths about veiling; and recognizing the past hurts of a generation where veiling was sometimes viewed as burdensome and oppressive. Mandi-Bre brings it all together to help us better understand what the importance of the veil is, and why so many women are going back to wearing the chapel veil.

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Sacramentals and Women

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