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How to Pray

How do I listen to God in prayer?

February 2, 2013
"Sometimes I have trouble hearing what God is telling me. Any advice? I want to learn how to really listen with an open heart and mind."

How do you pray?

Blog Published: February 16, 2007

Blog reader Jenn had a question about prayer, and so I thought tackle it on today’s post. Prayer is such a wonderfully dynamic thing. There are so many ways to have a conversation with God, to be still in his presence. One of the central ways that we Catholics pray together is through the celebration of the Eucharist. This celebration itself holds within it a great variety of ways to pray which involve spirit, mind, and body. It is at the center of our lives as Catholics.

Make Your Life a Prayer

Blog Published: March 11, 2009

Last night I talked with a group of young adult Catholics about prayer — ways to pray in the midst of daily life with all of the activities, pressures, and responsibilities that any given day might hold.

Beginning Lent

Blog Published: February 14, 2013

As we move into the Lenten season, we often take on different practices to help us grow in our relationship with God. The church calls us to three ancient spiritual practices: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The three of course are inter-related but it's helpful to move into this season with an awareness of how we might embrace each one. Here are some thoughts as I reflect on my own Lenten journey ...

What’s in Your Spiritual Tool Chest?

Blog Published: April 27, 2011

We all have one at home. It’s the place you go to find that “something” that will “work” to do whatever job you are doing and need to fix. It may be the junk drawer, tackle box, first-aid kit, art supply box, tool belt, purse, wallet, backpack, tool box, sewing kit, or the top drawer on the right.

A nun in chaos! Order please!

Blog Published: May 9, 2011

I am on a mission to be more organized! It’s not that I’m particularly disorganized, just not organized in the right ways!

IGF010 In Good Faith with Sister Barbara Reid, OP

Podcast Recorded: June 2, 2011

IGF010 In Good Faith with Sister Barbara Reid, OP, PhD, recorded live on June 2, 2011. Produced by aNunsLife.org ministry. The nuns talk with Sister Barbara about finding God in everyday life, Sacred Scripture, prayer, biblical spirituality, and more!

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IGF032 In Good Faith with Sister Kathleen Bryant, RSC

Podcast Recorded: June 10, 2014

IGF032 In Good Faith podcast with Sister Kathleen Bryant, RSC, recorded live on June 10, 2014. Produced by aNunsLife.org Ministry. Topics include: Vocations Anonymous, geography of God, theology of vocation, holistic spirituality.

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