Tag: Hope

Growing in Faith Through Detachment

Recently, someone I know intimately was told he had a terminal illness. He had been divorced for years and was somewhat estranged from his daughter. Sadly, he faced the realisation that his life would be much shorter than he had thought. My friend, Joshua, did something strange. He began to spend his money on things

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Finding Our Savior in the Quiet of Prayer

Rising very early before dawn, he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35) Our relationship with Christ, like all relationships we value, must be sown and fertilized like the wheat in a field. Prayer is the water that brings depth and breath to our life in Christ and is

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Virtue Conquers Temptation

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

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A Gift of God’s Grace – A Wish Granted

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

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Be Watchful! Prepare for the Coming of Christ.

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

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