Who would have thought a few weeks ago that we’d be facing the reality of empty store shelves? Or the suspension of holy Mass and the other Sacraments? Or the isolation of quarantine and social distancing? COVID-19 has caused many inconveniences in our daily lives to say the least. Here are practical ways to not just survive through these times, but to thrive through them.
Across the globe, Catholic churches have emptied holy water fonts in an effort to stall the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it’s officially known. It’s got me thinking about the importance of holy water in general and the need to keep it in our homes and with us when we travel.
St. Joseph often is referred to as the “silent saint” because not a single word of his is quoted in the Bible. And yet, his actions speak volumes!
Just as we can have chronic inflammation of the body, I think we also can have chronic inflammation of the soul. When we habitually take in things that are not beneficial to our spiritual life, when we haphazardly consume the world around us, it affects the overall health of our souls.
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When Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” he was talking about far more than whether we own anything of material value. Undoubtedly, there is great merit in forgoing the things of this world and living in simplicity. But that’s only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Lent is the time to change our attitude.
What makes one person stumble on the path to holiness may not be a stumbling block for another person. Your stumbling blocks to holiness are unique to you and can lead you closer to Christ and his Mother when you approach them in the right way. How do you discover Read more…