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Holiness

Thomas Merton, Spiritual Master

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 19, 2015 .

Thomas Merton was not perfect, and he might not have been a saint. But he was indeed a master of the spiritual life, and his life and work had a profound effect on me and an army of others around the world. Fr. Barron offers a tribute to him on the 100th anniversary of Merton's birth.

The Hundredth Anniversary of Thomas Merton’s Birth

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 3, 2015 .

Thomas Merton was not perfect, and he might not have been a saint. But he was indeed a master of the spiritual life, and his life and work had a profound effect on me and an army of others around the world. Fr. Barron offers a tribute to him on the 100th anniversary of Merton's birth.

Luminous Images of Holiness

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 1, 2014 .

Fr. Barron speaking at Magnificat Day 2014 on “Luminous Images of Holiness.” This talk, delivered on All Saints’ Day, uses the beautiful windows in the new St. John Paul II Chapel at Mundelein Seminary to highlight the resplendence of holiness. Note: Fr. Barron’s lecture begins at 29:32 in the video above. …

Between Fear and Complacency

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 18, 2001 .

The healthy religious life is lived out between fear and complacency. If the excessive fear of God was a problem years ago, a complacent attitude seems far more pervasive and dangerous today. What the Bible says consistently is "don't be afraid: so get going!"

The Three Paths of Holiness

by Bishop Robert Barron . February 4, 2001 .

The Bible rather consistently lays out three ways walked by the man or woman of holiness: finding the center, knowing you're a sinner, and realizing your life is not about you. All of these are beautifully presented in the story of the call of Simon.

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