Spiritual combat…needs to be taught anew and proposed once more to all Christians today. It is a secret and interior art, an invisible struggle in which [we] engage every day against the temptations, the evil suggestions that the demon tries to plant in their hearts; it is a combat that becomes crucifixion in the arena of solitude in the quest for the purity of heart that makes it possible to see God (cf.Mt 5:8) and of the charity that makes it possible to share in the life of God who is love (cf. 1 Jn4:16).
More than ever in the lives of Christians today, idols are seductive and temptations unrelenting: the art of spiritual combat…must once more become a part of the inner life of the disciple of the Lord. (St. John Paul II, Address, emphasis added)
I desire to continue to help all Catholics (and Christians of Good-Will) acquire the necessary skills to “Master the Art of Spiritual Combat,” so they can resist temptation, persevere in prayer and renew our culture. God has given me a specific charism of “writing” and I have discovered that He is calling me to use that gift in the digital world. The Internet has great potential to save souls, but it needs “missionaries” to go out and infuse a “soul” into the World Wide Web.
Thus far I have been able to reach over 200,000 souls in the past year and I know that I will be able to increase that number.
That is why I am embarking on a new adventure and need your help! I desire to be a spiritual combat “missionary,” who takes on this new frontier to win souls for Christ! I do so in the context of “Spiritual Combat” and seek to remind all people of the spiritual battle that we are engaged in, whether we know it or not.
As a part of this new missionary territory, I will offer weekly classes that are FREE for everyone to participate in and will cover all aspects of spiritual combat. (Starting this Friday, I will offer a weekly class on Angels that will be FREE and open to everyone.)
Additionally, I desire to become a “missionary” after the fashion of Saint Francis of Assisi, who begged for the food that he needed to survive.
To make all of this a reality, I have a monthly fundraising goal of $3,000. Most Catholic websites have much larger budgets and much larger campaigns and so this amount is very minimal. With your contributions I am able to pay the bills, reimburse for time and keep this website online. I am placing this campaign in the hands of God and if I do not receive at least half of my goal ($1,500) by October 15th, I will know that I must seek His will elsewhere and will close the doors of this site permanently (if I have to close down this site, all donations will be refunded).
You can submit a donation by using the form at the top right of this page. All donations are processed through Paypal. Please e-mail me (pakosloski (at) icloud.com) if you would prefer to send a personal check.