The Practice of Effortless-Effort

Yesterday, I sat down to begin reading one of Susan Muto’s most recent books, Twelve Little Ways to Transform Your Heart: Lessons in Holiness from St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Ave Maria Press, 2016). In the first chapter, “The Little Way of Hiddenness,” Susan explores the centrality of hiddenness in the spirituality of Thérèse. Therese had for most of…

What is formative spirituality?

This Web site is dedicated to exploring formative spirituality – the original theory of Adrian van Kaam, designed to enable us to better understand and respond to our inmost identity, formed in the image and likeness of God, and in so doing, to attune our lives with the loving, redemptive presence and activity of the Mystery of the Holy…