The three pillars of the spiritual life, when combined together and incorporated into daily life, form an essential foundation for spiritual growth. These pillars work together in a beautiful way to transform our lives: to lead us from sin, towards holiness, and ultimately union with Christ.

Paulatim will help you learn and understand about the pillars, to form small groups of others who wish to make them a part of their daily life, and will facilitate the successful launch of those small groups. Use this website to explore these practices and then follow the PAULATIM link to see how we can help.

Spiritual Reading

You will not see anyone who is really striving after his advancement who is not given to spiritual reading. And as to him who neglects it, the fact will soon be observed by his progress.
— St. Athanasius

Mental Prayer

He who neglects mental prayer needs not a devil to carry him to Hell, but he brings himself there with his own hands.
— St. Teresa of Avila

Rooting out Defect

We must succeed in discerning our predominant defect; if we do not know it we cannot fight it; if we do not fight it we have no true interior life.
— Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange