As you know, Genuflect is on a mission is to help you deepen your Catholic faith … to continue to grow closer to the Lord.
Each week we take a deep dive into a specific topic in Catholicism.
I hope it’s working … I’ve received very positive feedback from some of you.
It’s done wonders for me!
I am a cradle Catholic. I attended two years of CCD classes before switching over to Catholic school, completing 10 years of Catholic school.
I’ve been through periods where I just occasionally practiced my faith. And then some completely dry periods.
Honestly, I suspect all those years of Religion and Theology classes I took it for granted and didn’t really retain that much knowledge. Because each week I’m learning new things about Catholicism that I feel I should already know.
A few years ago I found my way back and recommitted myself to Catholic living.
I personally have found that participating as much as possible … whether it’s through Reconciliation, Adoration, Mass, Stations of the Cross, praying the Rosary, etc. … has helped me to grow closer to the Lord.
But I know I still have a long way to go!
Because increasing our relationship with the Lord is an ongoing effort. It’s a journey and not a destination as they say. One that we will never complete until we go to be with Him.
Fortunately, there are a ton of resources available … and things we can do.
So this week, we’re looking more specifically at ways to grow deeper in our faith. Resources, tools, tips and tricks to help … in addition to reading Genuflect each week of course. 😉
I would love to know what resources you use to grow in your faith. Let’s share those over on Facebook.
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What do you do when your ordinary prayers stop working? When your praying stops bringing you comfort? When it feels like you’re talking into a void and you’re not getting any closer to God? Well, a very long time ago a group of Catholic mystics had an answer, one that the Catholic church purged from its faith for centuries—but that in the past few decades has made a comeback. It’s known as centering prayer though it was originally referred to as contemplative prayer.
While vocal prayer is essential for sanctity, mental prayer is in some ways even more so, in that it can “turbo charge” our relationship with our Creator. In mental prayer, we exercise our memory, our understanding, and our will, which have been called the “three powers of the soul.” Here’s how to do add mental prayer to your spiritual life.
Sometimes people want God to do something dramatic in their lives; something with a hint of Mt. Sinai that proves his credentials. But God typically doesn’t work that way. He’s not in the theater business. God wants to be loved and even in a sense “courted” – which means that we can’t be passive partners in the relationship. We need to pursue God as we would the persons we love. So, here are a few steps – in no particular order – that can help us draw closer to God.
Most Reverend David Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay offers 9 proactive things you can do to grow more in your Catholic faith.
The ultimate purpose of our life is to grow to know, love and to follow in the footsteps of Jesus who said that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. The following are ten short suggestions how we can grow daily in Friendship with Jesus and Mary His Mother so as to be happy in this life as well as the life to come!
When the day is over, turn to these night time prayers to close out your day and look towards tomorrow.
Growing Catholics engages Christians with practical scripture verses that can be applied in everyday life. The captivating Daily Message is a great way to start your day! Follow along on social media, or receive via email.
Founded by a young parish priest now on the path to sainthood, the Knights of Columbus has helped strengthen men, their families, their parishes and their communities since 1882. The KofC stands as the strong right arm of the Church, and challenges men to grow in their faith through programs, fraternity and vital resources.
Laudate (Latin word for praise) is a free Catholic app available for Apple and Android phones. With many Prayers, Daily Readings, Liturgy of the Hours, Interactive Rosary, and much more, this app helps lead us to God and keep us on the path of prayer.
Have you ever wanted to have important Catholic dates listed in the calendar app on your phone? Well look no more, here’s how!
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