Why ‘Just Pray About It’ Isn’t Always Enough (Spiritual Bypassing)

Have you heard the term “Spiritual Bypassing?” Simply put, it is “Proposing a simple spiritual solution to a deeply complex human reality.”

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary shares how to avoid over-spiritualizing situations and emotions too much and offers some practical advice from the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The Father: 30 Meditations to Draw You Into the Heart of God

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.