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Why You Don’t Feel God…(and what to do about it).

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How many times have you wondered “Why don’t I feel God?” It’s a natural question. Created as a union of body and soul, it’s normal for a Christian to desire a sense of God’s presence. After all, we are “created through him and for him”, says St. Paul (Col 1:16). […]

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“Blinded By The Light” Of The Dark Night

It sounds like something Darth Vader should be introducing…(cue the mechanical heaving breathing)…”The Dark Night of the Soul!” Perfect for Halloween. Many of us have heard something or other about this strange phenomenon made famous by St. John of the Cross. It’s the feeling of total abandonment by God experienced by […]

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When Joy Is Wrong – According to St. John of the Cross

It sounds a bit crazy when you first hear it. According to St. John of the Cross, there is actually a time when we shouldn’t be rejoicing in beautiful things like marriage and children. What in the world does he mean? We’re all aware we shouldn’t take inordinate pleasure in […]

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