Do you go to Confession regularly and struggle with discerning what to confess? Mortal sins must always be confessed in kind and number, but what about venial sins? How much detail is it appropriate to give? How can we be clear and accurate, but also brief? How can we make a more devout confession without being scrupulous?
During the Last Supper, Jesus gives His Apostles the mission to “go and bear fruit” (John 15:16). That mission is still relevant to us today. How do we take the graces we receive from the Eucharist and share them with others?
Do you prepare for Mass?
We prepare for so many things—work, school, a birthday party, a vacation—so as to do or enjoy those things as best we can.
Likewise, we need to prepare to celebrate the sacrifice of the Mass. It is…
At the end of the Bread of Life discourse, after many of His disciples abandon Him, Jesus asks the Twelve: “Do you also wish to leave?” A person may hear this question and automatically think, “I’ll never walk away from Jesus.” Yet is that true?
There are a number of pamphlets and such discussing how to spend a Holy Hour. The problem is, these writings tend to focus on how to fill up your time during Adoration. But how do you go beyond formal devotions like the Rosary and enter into a deeper communion with God?
Something that frequently gets omitted in conversations about the Eucharist is not the what or the how, but the why. Why would God bother giving us the Eucharist in the first place? What’s the point of transforming bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus Christ?