Have you started to feel this strange lack of desire for your faith or not really wanting to pray your rosary? Have you started to actually question and disagree with some of the Church’s teachings? Have you noticed an inability to focus or an irritability while trying to pray or read the Scriptures? We finish the rest of the conversation with Sue Brinkmann where we share and unpack some more of the false notions and downright lies we have been sold about personality tests, enneagrams, witchcraft, and other New Age practices. Referring to St. Teresa of Avila’s writings, Sue shares that even if we are close to a transforming union with the Lord we are still capable of falling. Most importantly we must remember we can be deceived at all times. May you be blessed in this final installment on New Age.
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Susan Brinkmann, OCDS, author and journalist, has joined Living His Life Abundantly & Women of Grace as Staff Writer. Susan is a member of the Third Order of Discalced Carmelites and comes to us from The Catholic Standard and Times, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, where she served for six years as a Correspondent. She has won numerous national awards for her work and has published several books, including two historical fiction novels, a book on Carmelite prayer entitled, “Lord Teach us to Pray” and a book on the fraudulent research of Alfred C. Kinsey entitled, “The Kinsey Corruption,” published by Ascension Press. She has devoted her life and talents to building up the Church and tearing down the culture of death, and is pleased that the Lord has called her to LHLA/Women of Grace to continue this vocation. Susan is single and writes for us from her home in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Look for Sue’s articles on websites www.womenofgrace.com and in future issues of Canticle. You can reach Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pontifical Document, Jesus Christ The Bearer of the Water of Life, A Christian reflection on the “New Age”
- Sue’s articles at Women of Grace
- New Age Blog from Women of Grace
- The Enneagram, by Sue Brinkmann
- What’s Missing from the Mindful Catholic?
- The Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, by Sue Brinkmann
- We Need to Talk: God Speaks to a Modern Girl, by Sue Brinkmann
- Catholics and the New Age, Father Mitch Pacwa
- Yoga: A Cautionary Tale by Jenny Uebbing
- SoulCore – A great workout that you could try in place of yoga
- The Temperament God Gave You by Art and Laraine Bennett
- Learn to Discern a Compendium by Sue Brinkkmann
Call to Action –
When we start having weird levels of anger, let us be honest with ourselves and ask the Lord what is it that is actually agitating us. If you feel like you may have opened the door to any negative spiritual influences, please find your way to the confessional. Confession is the Sacrament of Healing that can release you from bondage. Come Home.
“3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths. ” – 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Saint Quote –
“If we want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” -St. Mother Teresa