Category: Prayer

Advent: What’s it all about? Preparation and Penance

Have you ever noticed the similarities between Lent and Advent? In both seasons, the liturgical color is a shade of purple. The Mass is a little more simple. During Advent, the Gloria is omitted; during Lent the Alleluia is omitted. Why is this? Because Advent, like Lent, is meant to be a penitential season. Getting…

Imaginative Prayer: Encountering Christ Through His Word

A main part of the mission of One Pearl is to help you encounter Christ’s love through the scriptures. I’ve found that one of the most effective ways of praying with scripture is to use your imagination. Saint Ignatius of Loyola recommended this way of praying, which I will refer to as imaginative prayer, or…

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