Connie Rossini

Hi, I'm a Catholic writer and homeschool mother of four boys. I practice Carmelite spirituality. Check out my Books page for publications to help your whole family grow in holiness.

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First, let me wish you a blessed finish to Advent and a merry Christmas! The Rossini family is busy baking cookies, writing our Christmas letter, and wrapping presents. Not to mention the prayer and spiritual reading we’ve been doing as a family every night for weeks. To keep ourselves from getting bored, Dan and I …

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Prayer is a Battle

The Catechism tells us that “prayer is a battle,” and, “The ‘spiritual battle’ of the Christian’s new life is inseparable from the battle of prayer” (no. 2725). We do not expect battles to be easy or consoling. We expect them to be dangerous and difficult. Of course, prayer is sometimes consoling, and it leads to …

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Beginning to Pray from the Heart

We have been talking about deepening our personal prayer life. When we pray our simple vocal prayers well, we begin to feel a tug towards something deeper, a more heartfelt conversation with God. We desire to address him in our own words, in a more personal and particular way. Traditionally, this prayer from the heart …

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