In his Introduction to the Devout Life, St. Francis de Sales writes that genuine, living devotion exists when a person not only does good, but does it carefully, frequently, and promptly. This kind of instinctive, loving action is also called "docility of the spirit." As Scripture reveals, an excellent role model of this docility is St. Joseph.Read More
As necessarily a vocation, apostolate is not something that you do or don’t do, stop or start. Apostolate is something that you live; it’s who you are!Read More
Think of some of the busiest, most energetic, most fruitful Missionary Disciples of our time (people like Bl. Mother Teresa, St John Paul II, and Pope Francis) all of these Evangelists had one thing in common – they dedicated an inordinate amount of time to personal prayer.Read More
Lent is here. That means it’s time to consider anew what we might embrace and what we might discard in order to grow in holiness and prepare ourselves for the resurrection of the Lord.Read More
As Catholics, we like anonymity. We like to blend into the crowd. We don’t wear yarmulkes like Orthodox Jews, or plain clothes like the Amish. We can generally go unnoticed.
Until Ash Wednesday.Read More
“What do you want me to do, Lord?” We all know someone who is wrestling with this question. It could be a child, a spouse, a coworker, or a friend. If they see us as holy or knowledgeable, if we are close with them or in authority over them, they may ask us, “What do you think I should do?” We want to be able to seize that moment. This can be a difficult question to answer, and there are many different ways to do it. Here are three steps that I would recommend.Read More