From the moment we are able to reason all humans are tempted to sin throughout our lives. In an effort to overcome this temptation a holy spiritual director will help is develop virtues which will detach us from our predominant fault. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as: A virtue is an habitual
Christmas season is a joyous time to celebrate the many gifts God has given each of us. The greatest gift of all time is His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. As is often repeated, Jesus is the reason for the season. From my family to you and yours, Merry Christmas!
Having become perfect in a short while, he reached the fullness of a long career; for his soul was pleasing to the LORD, therefore he sped him out of the midst of wickedness. (Wisdom 4:13-14) The now quiet old man has grown accustomed to the deepening heat of spring that has accompanied him throughout the
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’” (Mark 13:37) With the passing of the Thanksgiving holiday all eyes turn toward Christmas. Here in South Louisiana, the climate drifts from damp and dreary to cool and crisp and then back again. Bright rose colored camellias will come to life very need the halfway
Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose love endures forever; (1 Chronicles 16:34) As we look to our future, we can look to our past and current times in order to find much for which to be thankful. If we open our hearts, we can find hope in all things. I am thankful
But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation. (Luke 17:25) The foundation of our Christian education teaches us that Jesus Christ suffered and died for our sins. Our faith and the mercy of God flows from this reality. Below is a short poetic mediation based on Luke 17:25. For me, Lord?
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. (Romans 8:18) A few years back, in a short moment of consolation, God, Our Father, impressed upon my soul they joy of eternity. I hope you will enjoy this short poem. “Always, Forever The
Today is the twelfth anniversary of hurricane Katrina. In the aftermath of Katrina hundreds of thousands of lives were changed forever. Now we look to the people of Houston, Corpus Christi, Rockport and other towns in Texas whose lives are now changed forever. The effect without reliance on God and the helping hand of His
Finding the will of God in our life and then following that will is man’s ultimate test. The test by which we will be judged when we face Christ in judgement. Each of us searches for that will in our own way. The Catechism of the Catholic Church beautifully explains our search for God’s will.