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St. Therese: The Value of Suffering

As part of my formation for the Secular Carmelites, my group has been reading “The Story of a Soul,” the well-known autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux. Each month, we are assigned a few chapters to read and then discuss

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St. Therese: Early Indications of Contemplation

As part of my formation for the Secular Carmelites, my group has begun reading “The Story of a Soul,” the well-known autobiography of St. Therese Lisieux. Each month, we are assigned a few chapters to read and then discuss at

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Detachment: “Being Desirous for that Heaven”

In a recent conversation, I mentioned to a friend that I had started writing a new book. He immediately seemed interested and asked about the subject. Well, I said, it’s about how we’re all called to be saints and what

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Why “Your Fellow Pilgrim”?

The name of my writings that have a spiritual/Catholic Christian flavor has changed, from “Musing With Mike” to “Your Fellow Pilgrim.” In addition to having a unique flavor, please allow me to share with you the background of he phrase

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Traveling On The Way Of True Perfection

“Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” Brené

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The Great Constants Of Every New Year

As I’m beginning to write this, 2016 is already more than 29 hours old. Where does the time go? I mean that facetiously … sort of. The year has begun in a relaxed mode for Donna and me. That’s a

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Doctor’s Orders: God Alone Suffices

My mind has been calmed today by, among other things, a bookmark and a simple prayer. I’m beginning to write these thoughts late in the evening Thursday, October 15. For the Catholic Church, this has been the Feast Day of

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Mike & Donna Eisenbath



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