Memento Mori is Latin for “remember your death.” Listen to this 7 minute podcast (Episode 181 by Fr. Mike Schmitz) as he explains why we say this phrase. For a practical way you can apply this to your life say the collection of prayers included at the bottom of this post once a week. You can bookmark it or feel free to copy and paste into the notes on your phone and set a weekly Memento Mori reminder (Friday is a good day for it). If you really get on board then you can order the t-shirt. For extra credit you can also Continue reading “Remember Your Death 💀”
These 14 rules laid down by St. Ignatius of Loyola have had a very practical and powerful impact on my life over the last 6 months. It helps you identify (discern) where your heart is interiorly and then guides you to make the right decision when things are either up or down. My favorite rule tells me that “when in desolation to think I can do much with the grace sufficient to resist all my enemies, taking strength in my Creator and Lord.” Fr. Timothy Gallagher covers the topic well. You can listen to his podcast series or read one of his books on the topic; The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide for Everyday Living or Setting Captives Free.
The Encounter the Saints series by Pauline Press is a treasure of short chapter books detailing the lives and virtues of saints. The books are well written and fun for kids to read either with you or on their own. They are told in story form and bring out the saints relationship with God in depth. Continue reading “Encounter the Saints Series”
Thought I would share this playlist. I almost always have one of these on when I pray, whether it’s meditating on the Gospels, the Rosary, Morning or Evening Prayer, Intercessions, or the Ignatian Daily Examen. It just puts me in that place where I can drown out the noise and focus on receiving from God’s heart.
Click the above link to read this amazing homily. It is about the grace of remembering God’s past action in our lives and seeing in it His great love for us. Continue reading “Grace of Remembering”
This podcast comes from Deacon Keating with the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha. I’ve listened to it 5 times in the last week, taking it into prayer many times.