The World’s Most Dangerous Prayer

The world’s most dangerous prayer is this.. “Oh God, your servant is listening what is your will for me?”

Most people may occasionally want to know what God’s will is for them, or if what they are currently doing in their life is actually what God wants them to be doing, but not too many people actually pray this prayer, then be still enough to ...

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Professionalism, Service and Holiness of Life & The Human Economy

The Meditation of the Day in the Magnificat on Thursday July 13th started out with “Professionalism, Service and Holiness of Life: if we deviate from this trio, we shall fall from the greatness to which we are called.” This was a phrase taken by an address by Pope Francis to the Curia which is the extensive administrative staff that conducts the business of the ...

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The Blizzard of the World

“The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it has overturned the order of the soul.” – Leonard Cohen.

Exchange the word “blizzard” for the constant noise that invades us or the noise we allow in throughout the day and the confusion and unrest that is created by social media.

The order of the soul is this. 1). God – to know, love and serve Him in this world so we will know, love and serve him in the next. ...

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Executive Speaker Series – St. Catherine of Siena

Our very first guest in the Attollo Executive Speaker Series line up is St. Catherine of Siena, Italy.

“Thank you!!  I want you to stop and to really listen and reflect on what I have to say for the next 5 minutes. It will change your life and I promise you won’t have to walk over any coals!

Unless your motivation is stripped clean of selfish love, of self-complacency and a desire to please the world, ...

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The Meaning of “Repent”

Here’s a unique way to think of the word “repent”. It means to delve into your heart and start to work on removing your disordered attachments, one at a time, to make room for God to dwell in it. St. Augustine asked very early in his auto-biography “The Confessions”  – “Is there any room in me for you, Lord God?”

What are disordered attachments ...

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A Short Road to Perfection – the list from Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman may be short but not easy to implement!

There’s always work to be done regarding our faith life, our spirituality. It will never end and as your relationship with God deepens, the work actually gets harder not easier. My guess is that often you are distracted from your spiritual growth because “your heart grows weary from the anxieties of daily life” yet, Christ calls us to “be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations ...

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Run to Wisdom

Easter Sunday’s gospel reading was an interesting one. All three characters in John’s account, of the morning of the resurrection, were running. Mary of Magdala ran to Peter when she discovered Christ’s tomb was empty. Then John and Peter ran to the tomb after Mary of Magdala explained what she saw there. Yes, yes, John we know you out ran Peter! (John 20:4, John 20:6 and John 20:8)

One of the things we get from this account is that even though ...

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We lie to ourselves because we’re afraid to take ourselves on.

“Deep down inside every one of us knows something’s twisted. Acknowledging that fact, refusing to run away from it and deciding to deal with it is the beginning of the only authentic life there is.

All evil begins with a lie. The biggest evil comes from the biggest lies, and the biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves. And we lie to ourselves because we’re afraid to take ourselves on.“     – from “Brother John” by August Turak

The lies ...

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Prepare for Lent by concentrating the strongest defense where your ramparts are weakest

Israel Trip Oct-Nov 2016 Rampart WalkThe best way to prepare for Lent, about 30 days from now, is not decide what to give up, as if you were 9 years old, but how you are going to send Satan packing. Father John Tauler +1361 wrote that “when evil comes roaring upon poor, weak men, they instantly fall down helpless and he comes and tears ...

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