Choosing a Saint for the New Year

Posted by Leonard J. DeLorenzo on Dec 31, 2019 7:08:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons why I don’t like the prescription to be “the best version of yourself,” but maybe the strongest one is that it not only ends with “yourself” but actually begins with “yourself.” It is as if there is a preset catalogue of “yourself-s” and the point is to choose the best one. Or, instead, it means something like maximizing your potential, especially spiritually. Either way, that’s the wrong image, and images shape our imaginations.

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Topics: devotional prayer, saints, spirituality, New Year, New Year's resolutions

The Rosary in Real Life

Posted by Carolyn Pirtle on Oct 7, 2019 7:02:00 AM

October is the month of the Rosary, and as the Church celebrates Our Lady of the Rosary today, I find myself reflecting on how this prayer has shaped my life of faith. Inevitably, my mind returns to my childhood, to praying the Rosary with my family.

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Topics: devotional prayer, Mary, rosary

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The McGrath Institute Blog helps Catholics live and hand on their faith in Jesus Christ, especially in the family, home and parish, and cultivates and inspires everyday leaders to live out the fullness and richness of their faith in the simple, little ways that make up Church life.

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