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Post-Lenten Snooze

  Every other year or so, I give up my snooze button for Lent. Some years it goes well and some years I fail repeatedly.  But every year, I abandon the good habit after Lent. That’s not how it’s supposed to be—whenever we cultivate good habits during Lent, it doesn’t make much sense to discard them once Easter comes.  I don’t […]

From Memory to Hope

In the modern world people often talk about the importance of harmonizing mind, body and spirit. But in the 1500s, St. Teresa referred to a different three. She said we need to train the “faculties of the intellect, will and memory.” Her breakdown, regarding divisions of the Self, is more useful for the true spiritual journey. In her framework, these […]

St. Peter Claver

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Peter Claver

“To do the will of God, man must despise his own; the more he dies to himself, the more he will live to God.” (St. Peter Claver) September 9th is the Optional Memorial of St. Peter Claver (1581 – 1654) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons below […]

St. John Neumann

Daily Catholic Quote from St. John Neumann, Bishop

“Everyone who breathes, high and low, educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman, has a mission, has a work. We are not sent into this world for nothing; we are not born at random; we are not here, that we may go to bed at night, and get up in the morning, toil for our bread, eat and […]

A Woman at Prayer

Discernment — How can I learn God’s Will for me?

Does God have one right choice for me in each decision I make? When we pray for wisdom to discern God’s will when it comes to choosing a mate, a career, a job change, a move, a home, a school, a friend, a vacation, how to spend money, or any other choice, big or little, whenever there are two or […]

St. John Neumann

Daily Catholic Quote from St. John Neumann, Bishop

“Everyone who breathes, high and low, educated and ignorant, young and old, man and woman, has a mission, has a work. We are not sent into this world for nothing; we are not born at random; we are not here, that we may go to bed at night, and get up in the morning, toil for our bread, eat and […]

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly, to do it because it is his will.” (St. Elizabeth Ann Seton) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family […]

Jeremiah by Rembrandt

Seeking God’s Will — Five Principles of Discernment

Does God have one right choice for me in each decision I make? When we pray for wisdom to discern God’s will when it comes to choosing a mate, a career, a job change, a move, a home, a school, a friend, a vacation, how to spend money, or any other choice, big or little, whenever there are two or […]