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    I’ve been thinking a lot about the our Lord’s Agony in the Garden.  Specifically, I’ve been thinking about “staying awake” for our Lord. In fact, my plan for this article was to write about how we need to “stay awake” … Continue reading

      I’ve written about the beauty of clean eating and the wonderful variety that one can take in once you are on the path to eating real food.  As a matter of fact, I’ve got a couple awesome Paleo cook … Continue reading

    The past few months I’ve discovered a few different types of Catholic media I’d really encourage folks check out.  In particular, there are some really good podcasts out there. The first one I want to point out is from Fr. … Continue reading

    Conversion is the point of Lent.  It’s the turning away from the direction you were headed and finding your bearings aimed in a totally new way.  This is meant to happen for each of us regardless of where we are on our spiritual journey … Continue reading

    Lent should suggest to us these basic questions: Am I advancing in my faithfulness to Christ, in my desire for holiness, in a generous apostolate in my daily life, in my ordinary work among my colleagues? Each one of us, … Continue reading

    Recently I came down with the flu just like everyone else around me it seems.  It had been years since I had been knocked down by this winter scourge.  Finally after eight days into this minor trial I began to feel … Continue reading

    Note from Ron: The following article was written by long time Intentional Encounter subscriber, Kelly Wolfe. Kelly converted to Catholicism in 2009 after spending most of his adult life as a heathen. He has his beautiful bride to thank for … Continue reading

    Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? -Rom 6:3 Are you afraid of death?  If so, why?  If not, why? As I was pondering this very question … Continue reading

    This is part 4 of this “Forming a Band of Brother’s” series. If you haven’t read parts 1-3 check them out here. “Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” … Continue reading

    I recently listened to an extremely powerful talk called “How to Raise a Man.” The talk was given by Fr. Ripperger. I cannot recommend the talk more. In fact, it may be the most important talk you listen to all … Continue reading