Michael St. Pierre

December 3, 2021

Change Can be Good When it Comes to Prayer

When was the last time you changed it up with your morning prayer routine? I used to go to the gym with my friend Allan. He told me that he would do the same exercises for about a month and then mix things up. His body (and his head) would tell him when it was time to try out different machines and alternate movements. How about you wh...
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November 27, 2021

How to Save 100%

Hi friends, quick note regarding the weekend after Thanksgiving. Don’t lose your inner peace by “having to go” to the store for a great deal. Ignore the emails flooding your inbox right now, urging you to spend, worry and rush. You really can save 100% by simply not buying stuff. Or, you can choose to wait and then buy things later, on...
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November 24, 2021

The Quiet Life and Uncharitable Media

Have you ever come across a person who is never satisfied with anything? It’s as if, no matter how hard others try, it’s never good enough. After a while, you begin to avoid that person. When it comes to The Quiet Life, the same principle applies. When you come across a negative source of media, best to steer clear. Recently, the US Bi...
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November 12, 2021

A New Technique for Morning Journaling

We used to call them diaries but at some point, that word went out of style. Today, the chic term is “journal” and Barnes and Noble has a whole section dedicated to them. Turns out, writing is still pretty important. When it comes to your morning quiet time, a journal can be quite the asset. I’ve used DayOne for many years, logging tho...
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November 4, 2021

The Active, Quiet Process of Waiting

What are you waiting for? A friend of mine is waiting for a situation with his son to improve. A relative waits for test results from the doctor. A neighbor waits for her daughter’s behavior to level out. We all wait for things. The question is, how well do you wait? I’d give myself a waiting grade of a C on a good day. As a New Englan...
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October 22, 2021

Watch: 25 Minute Talk on Prayer

The older I get, the more I say no to invitations to give workshops and talks. It’s just not an effective way to scale your business. Still, there are times when you get invited to something and just have to say yes. In this case, the old Catholic guilt kicked in and I agreed to give a 7am talk to a bunch of guys an hour away. The reas...
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October 12, 2021

“Time Management as a Spiritual Practice”

There is a disconnect I see for many who work for the Church. Their work is oriented towards serving those in need (good) but their desks are a mess (bad). We’ve come to believe that it’s ok to have an overflowing inbox as long as we are visiting the sick and praying every day. I don’t buy it. In workshops and seminars, a line that I l...
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October 7, 2021

5 Minutes of Deep Silence

How’s your morning routine? This question has been on my mind lately as what used to be a quiet morning routine (in the Summer months) has become a busy, kids-bustling-around time of the day. Lunches are being packed, permission slips are being signed, clothes are being found, etc. For whatever reason, this morning was different. My ol...
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October 6, 2021

How to be Less Bothered

Each of us knows what it means to feel bothered. We don’t think about it that often but you know it when you see it (or feel it). I coach my 10 year old’s soccer team along with another dad. It’s one of the highlights of the week. While we put in the effort to plan practices and execute a brilliant game plan, the kids on the team are s...
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October 1, 2021

The Little Flower’s Recipe for a Quiet Life

Today, October 1 is the memorial of The Little Flower, St. Therese of Lisieux. While I still contend that St. Francis de Sales is the “patron saint of The Quiet Life” due to his insistence on the avoidance of rushing, Therese may also be a member of the TQL team. This diminutive Carmelite nun changed the world through her “little way”,...
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