Spiritual Exercises

by Ciel Tagaza Many are starting to practice yoga primarily for its physical benefits. It’s a growing trend. Some who get really into it find themselves influenced spiritually.  In Hinduism (its origin), the discipline of yoga is a spiritual exercise, … Continue reading

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In the Silence

by Ciel Tagaza Silence is powerful.  If prolonged, it can deaden a relationship, for healthy relationships thrive on communication. Silence can also provoke reflection and stir up guilt.  When we are given silent treatment by someone we are close to, … Continue reading

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Awe & Gratitude

by Ciel Tagaza Awe and gratitude are responses to God’s greatness and goodness.  More often than not though, our knee-jerk response to God is mainly petitionary.  Even those who do not consider themselves as religious get down on their knees … Continue reading

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Putting the Fun in Faith

by Ciel Tagaza If joy is the mark of a Christian, why are religious institutions viewed by many as grim? Some people are afraid to join religious communities for fear of having fun sucked out of their lives.  A lot … Continue reading

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The Mass

by Ciel Tagaza The Mass, for Catholics, is “the summit of Christian life” and the highest form of worship, but non-Catholics and even those within the Church who want variety and spontaneity in worship service view the Mass as repetitive, … Continue reading

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