How to help your teen honor the sabbath

Posted by Teresa Coda on Mar 12, 2019 7:05:00 AM

Honoring the sabbath is a challenge for us all, but it is particularly acute for our busy teens. By introducing them to small practices like these, we can help them lead Christ-centered lives. 

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Topics: parenting, universal call to holiness, teens

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter and how to observe it

Posted by Stephen Barany on Feb 22, 2019 3:20:13 PM

Every year on February 22, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. Confusing to many, this feast is less about an ancient piece of furniture than it is about the office of the pope and his role as a sign of unity and peace.

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Topics: traditions, feast days, universal call to holiness

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

Developing anti-fragile faith

Posted by Maggie Garnett on Feb 15, 2019 12:17:55 PM

This January, I attended a talk by Fr. Mike Schmitz on “Anti-fragile Faith.” In it, he posed a simple question: When you face difficulties in life, how will you face them? With a faith that is fragile or a faith that is anti-fragile?

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Topics: faith, spirituality, inspiration, universal call to holiness

Sports and spiritual preparation

Posted by Kevin Biese on Feb 5, 2019 7:12:00 AM

As a professional athletic trainer, I have worked with Olympic-caliber athletes and coaches all the way down to adolescents and kids. In my work, I have noticed one thing that consistently sets apart the best athletes and coaches from all the rest: discipline in preparation. Preparation is far and away the defining factor between a championship team and a team that “just didn’t have it.” Of all the different aspects of sports, preparation is the one that fascinates me the most. It’s also the one that has had the greatest impact on my own life - both spiritually and otherwise.

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Topics: spirituality, universal call to holiness, sports

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