More on St. Ignatius, including an online retreat

Adrienne, over at Adrienne’s Catholic Corner has a post on St.Ignatius: “St. Ignatius and Some Linky Love…” (Via Adrienne’s Catholic Corner.) One of her lovely links is to Creighton University’s Collaborative Ministry. They have an online version of the Spiritual Exercises. This retreat can take 34 weeks, at your own pace. Please see: Online Retreat …

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St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Spiritual Exercises

Today, July 31st, is the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits). (Via Catholic Online.) For our purposes here at Sober Catholic he is best known as the author of the “Spiritual Exercises”, a classic text on ridding yourself of character defects and sinful …

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Double Portion

When life seems especially trying just ask for greater strength. 2 Kings 2:9: “When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Ask for whatever I may do for you, before I am taken from you.’ Elisha answered, ‘May I receive a double portion of your spirit.’“ (Via USCCB.) Sometimes it seems as if we …

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Being wary of diversions

There is an excellent article (yet again!)in Spirit Daily about the various ways in which we are diverted from following God’s will in daily living and in various point in our lives. (Via Spirit Daily.) Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The …

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Template issues

There seems to be a problem with the template (the way the blog is laid out). I haven’t done anything to the template, but for some reason it appears that the items in the sidebar are showing up below all the blogposts instead of along the right hand side where they belong. I am not …

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Catholics in Recovery Changes

The Catholics in Recovery forums have been “redesigned”. I basically combined a few to tidy things up and make them seem less unwieldy. The “Twelve Steps” forum was moved to the “Recovery Meeting Room” forum, “Devotion Discussion” has been combined with “Saints”. “Food Addictions” and “Gambling Addictions” were eliminated due to historical inactivity, any discussions …

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Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

The Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a devotional article worn by Catholics. Back in the day Catholic schoolchildren were enrolled in the Confraternity (i.e. fraternal organization) of the scapular when they attended Catholic schools or otherwise done so in their parish. Further detailed information on the scapular can be found at this …

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The Courage to be Chaste

Catholics in Recovery member Chris L (aka “kjunlandr”) has started a new website for those struggling with lust called: Courage to be Chaste. It so far consists of a discussion forum where members can discretely share their daily struggles with sex addiction, lust and pornography. Catholics in Recovery has a discussion forum for this, but …

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The Medal of St. Benedict

Today is the Feast of St. Benedict, and as a part of the celebration I shall introduce to readers a devotional object, known as The Medal of St. Benedict . (Via EWTN.) Please check out the link to the EWTN article in the previous paragraph for much useful info on the wearing and history of …

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Feast of St. Benedict

Today is the Feast Day of St. Benedict, one of the more important and influential saints of the Catholic Church, and also one of the individuals who helped form and shape Western civilization. Who was St. Benedict? The Online Guide to St. Benedict has an excellent biography of him, as well as a lot of …

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