“Prayer is, as it were, being alone with God. A soul prays only when it is turned toward God, and for so long as it remains so. As soon as it turns away, it stops praying. The preparation for prayer is thus the movement of turning to God and away from all that is not God. That is why we are so right when we define prayer as this movement. Prayer is essentially a ‘raising up’, an elevation. We begin to pray when we detach ourselves from created objects and raise ourselves up to the Creator.”

— Dom Augustin Guillerand

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“In order to be an image of God, the spirit must turn to what is eternal, hold it in spirit, keep it in memory, and by loving it, embrace it in the will.”

– St. Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

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A great way to end your workout each day is to spend time thanking God for what He’s done and praising God for who He is. By doing so you let God do “heart surgery”: “I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26).

-from A 40-Day Spiritual Workout for Catholics

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Let your faith be the light that guides others to Christ!

 

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