Bellator Scriptor

Erin Pohlmeier

Breaking Chains

I was nineteen the first time I walked into his office for spiritual direction. Nervous and completely unaware of where I was going in my life, I began to share my story with a priest who would become my mentor, guide, and friend.

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Erin Pohlmeier

Call to Discipleship

Christ did not offer her condemnation, but mercy and love. When Mary was met with mercy and love, she was able to respond to His invitation of freedom with humility and courage.

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Liz Banko

The Pope and Free Will

The challenge of free will is not only to know what’s right, but to consciously choose the correct course of action regardless of the actions and temptations standing in your way. 

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Teri Nisser

Meeting our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Uncertain Times

In an article published by SpiritualDirection.com the Carmelite Sisters state: Anyone who chooses to be enrolled in the Confraternity of the Brown Scapular identifies themselves with the mission of the Carmelite Order to be in the world a prophetic sign of union with God, that is to ‘stand in the presence of God’ as a witness to his mercy in communion with our brothers and sisters.

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Tommy Humphries

St. Thomas Aquinas on Freedom, Free Will, and Willing

I can never spell “choose” and “chose” correctly. It’s one of my many weaknesses. It’s not that I’m lost in time, I just can’t spell. But it’s also ironic that I have a hard time spelling words for choice. I  also have a hard time with the difference between “willing” and “free will,” between wanting

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Erin Bayard

Free Advice for the Ages

A mom of older children once cautioned that I should enjoy the exhaustion of mothering toddlers because one day I would have teenagers and would wish for that time back. Oh, how I laughed at that notion.  

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