Cultivating docility, a lesson from Our Lady of Good Counsel

Posted by Theresa Smart on Apr 26, 2019 7:03:00 AM

Yesterday’s post discussed the human need for counsel on the path to heaven, an important point for today’s feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. It is the virtue of docility, or “teachableness,” that opens our hearts and minds to receive counsel from prudent friends, mentors and teachers who are also seeking holiness.

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Topics: discipleship, prayer, Mary, saints, virtue, discernment

Easter and the life-giving vocation of us all

Posted by Kate Van de Loo on Apr 21, 2019 7:05:00 AM

 

In the sacrament of baptism, which we recall at Easter, each of us received both a new identity as a child of God and a vocation to live a life transformed by our encounter with the Lord. We received these gifts not only for our own benefit, but also for the benefit of others.

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Topics: Easter, conversion, Cross, saints, Scripture, vocation, holidays

Spirited song: Celebrating St. Joseph during Lent

Posted by Bill Schmitt on Mar 22, 2019 10:10:14 AM

 

Some milestones in the Lenten season are literally a pleasure to celebrate as days for rejoicing or gaining new insight or simply making this journey of ours a bit more sentimental. When the liturgical calendar brought us the solemnity of St. Joseph, spouse of the blessed Virgin Mary, on March 19, it was traditional and meaningful to have a parish party—a feast for the senses which help incarnate Eastertime love in god’s family.

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Topics: devotional music, saints, traditions, devotions

To be just like St. Joseph

Posted by John Cavadini on Mar 19, 2019 12:23:50 PM

St. Julian Peter Eymard, in his little devotional handbook called Month of St. Joseph, tells us that “devotion to St. Joseph is one of the choicest graces that God can give to a soul, for it is tantamount to revealing the entire treasury of our Lord’s graces.”

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Topics: saints, Saturdays with the Saints, inspiration

St. Thérèse and choosing to be interrupted

Posted by Sarah O'Brien on Feb 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For the last few weeks, I’ve been reading Interior Freedom by Fr. Jacques Philippe. The book has been helpful in a lot of ways, but one insight in particular has changed the way I view interruptions in my life: I choose to be interrupted.

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Topics: parenthood, saints, witness, universal call to holiness

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