Read the Mother of the Americas Institute Blog

The Virtue of Justice

The Spiritual Life - VI
May 20, 2018

Justice is the habit by which one gives God His due, which is everything. Giving God what is due to Him includes giving one’s...Read more

The Virtue of Prudence

The Spiritual Life - V
May 13, 2018

We begin our discussion of the four cardinal virtues. The first is prudence, which is traditionally called the first of the virtues. It is...Read more

Self-mastery Through a Life of Virtue

The Spiritual Life - IV
May 6, 2018

What is virtue? Virtue refers to the integrity of character which man in a fallen state must build in order to be fully human....Read more

The Pathway to Holiness

The Spiritual Life - III
April 29, 2018

The pathway of the spiritual life begins with knowing the faith. The faith is required to know ourselves, to understand what leads to joy...Read more

The Purpose of the Spiritual Life

The Spiritual Life - II
April 8, 2018

If the spiritual life is an integral aspect of our daily lives, one might then ask why even distinguish it? It is helpful to...Read more

The Spiritual Life - I

What is the spiritual life?
March 25, 2018

We are beginning a new series on the spiritual life. This post will introduce the meaning of the spiritual life by way of its...Read more

Prayer and the Marriage Covenant III

COVENANT SPIRITUALITY IX
March 11, 2018

We have reached our final post on our topic of covenant spirituality. We have been discussing the essential nature of prayer for family life....Read more

Prayer and the Marriage Covenant II

Covenant Spirituality VIII
February 26, 2018

Family Prayer

Just as personal prayer is essential to the individual’s growth in holiness, prayer as a family is necessary for...Read more

Prayer and the Marriage Covenant I

CovenANT SPIRITUALITY VII
February 18, 2018

The Intimacy of Three

We are moving to our last topic in our series on covenant spirituality; the place of prayer...Read more

A New Commandment

COVENANT SPIRITUALITY VI
February 11, 2018

A New Commandment: Love One Another as I Have Loved You (Jn 13:34)

Continuing our discussion of marital spirituality, we...Read more

Recent Posts

Fulfillment and Healing through Surrendering to Christ

The Spiritual Life - XIII
September 9, 2018

The Practice of Surrender for Overcoming Temptations

Let’s now turn our attention to the practice of surrendering ourselves to God. The...Read more

A Process of Spiritual Discernment II - The Examen

The Spiritual Life - XII
September 2, 2018

We should all do a regular examination of conscience prior to going to confession. We should go to confession regularly; most spiritual guides suggest...Read more

A Process of Spiritual Discernment I

The Spiritual Life - XI
August 26, 2018

St. Ignatius of Loyola is well known for his founding of the Society of Jesus, a religious order also known as the Jesuits. He...Read more