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Tell Them I Delight in Them

God, looking at us with the glance of the Eternal lover, delighting in us, and our delighting in Him. Well, it’s enough to overwhelm my soul.

Side by Side, Heart to Heart

Marian shares her desire for each of us to find our home in the wounded and pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary this new year. May we find our deepest yearnings for intimacy met there.

Prayer: An Intimate Dialogue

Laura shares Jesus' desire for a relationship with us even more than we desire one with Him.

A Song for the Presentation of the Newborn King

Laura reflects on the incarnational beauty that He, our Lord and our God, has “made himself a throne”.

Receiving in Advent

Bonnie reflects on the parallel realities of the imperfect preparation for holiday events and the preparations to welcome Jesus and Mary into our homes and hearts.

The Bridegroom is Coming Soon!

"To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek Him the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest human achievement." –St. Augustine

Heart to Heart Healing

Jesus allowed Himself to be wounded and opened, creating a safe haven for us to bring our wounded hearts and open to Him. We can snuggle into Him, press our wounded hearts right up against His wounded Heart and tell Him everything.

Through the Hands of God

“O Lord, it is so sweet to serve You in the darkness and in the midst of trial, for we have only this life in which to live by faith.” Bl. M. Therese Soubiran

Deep Calls To Deep

"Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear, forget your people and your father's house. So shall the King desire your beauty" (Ps 45, 17)." A sister from Hope's Garden shares the Bridegroom's wooing.

Heavenly Warrior on the Battlefield of the Internet

“Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in holiness. . . . They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus . . . . So by their fraternal concern is our weakness greatly helped.” (Lumen Gentium) Nearly six years ago when I began seeing Father Michael Stalla for spiritual direction, he suggested a spiritual practice that is still very dear to me. At the time I was suffering from chronic pain and complex PTSD. Everything was difficult, including praying. He began teaching me about the communion of saints and how we have an army of heavenly friends ready and willing to help us in all our needs. He suggeste...[Read More]

The Triumph of Virtue over Vice

Lord, give me the grace to recognize each daily opportunity to grow nearer to You through the arduous struggle of practicing virtue.

How St. Therese Helped Save My Life

How This Powerful Intercessor Helped Saved My Life

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