spiritual exercises

Who Else Wants to Hear a Story about Mary’s Care For Us and People We Can’t Stand?

By John B. Manos / June 4, 2016 /

In Mary’s Immaculate Heart, all things about Our Lord are magnified. She truly does make it easier to understand the essences of God and the form of the mysteries of our faith. That’s not a cliche! Let me illustrate by talking about that one thing we all know:  that guy you can’t stand. Everybody has one. You know who…

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A Jesuit to the Core: Pope Francis Manifests Sincere Practice of Exercises

By John B. Manos / March 14, 2015 /

Too traditional to be understood today in American Catholicism, and despite the constant grind against him by the news, and the ill feelings generated by those within the Church, Francis is teaching well, thank God — A Jubilee of Mercy and why his thoughts of death produced it.

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Father Hardon on Lent and his 7 Rules of Penance

By John B. Manos / February 15, 2015 /

Fr. Hardon gives the basis of penance as a Divine Law that each of us must do, or perish. We may voluntarily do penance now – with his 7 rules of penance – or forcefully have it done to us later.

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Francis, the object of Modern Tribalism

By John B. Manos / September 20, 2013 /

If you aren’t laughing at the idiots all fighting amongst themselves in reaction to Pope Francis’s interview, yet, then I hope this post will give you a perch from which you can start to laugh with me.  Yes, I was irritated at first, rightly so, but as I think it over, I’m finding a lot…

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