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The Meaning and Practice of Penance

Penance offers us a unique opportunity to grow in our Christian life by taking up our cross and “dying to sin”. Penance is not a method or means toward self-perfection, but rather a joyful response to the gift of God’s life.

A Gift Received

I love receiving gifts. I think most people do. My expectations aren’t very high these days, so I was pleasantly surprised with all the gifts I received this past Christmas. Even though it was probably the least I have received at Christmas all my life.

Christmas: the Gift of True Peace

Christmas time is all about giving presents. This giving is not only of material things, but it is the giving of ourselves. Letting people know that we care and cherish them.

The Call to Courage

Each one of us is invited to play a part in God’s grand design. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. What is your response to Him today?

The Joy of being Called

There is a Latin phrase that goes: Deus adest et vocat te. God is here and calls you. ‘To what is He calling me to?’ you might ask. Everyone has a specific vocation in life, unique to each individual.

A Little Church: 10 Tips to Strengthen Your Catholic Home

Here are ten concrete suggestions to help all of us purify, improve, and perfect our families. Saint Pope John Paul II expressed this truth so clearly: The family is the basic building block of society… and… As the family goes, so goes the society.

Rediscovering God

I have been trying to “tune in” to God, to discover the different ways He’s inviting me to connect and communicate with Him. It’s like dating! And I’m falling head over heels in love with Him again!

My Guardian Dear

Few things in life burden the human heart with greater sadness than loneliness. To awake each morning to the pangs of unwanted solitude can be emotionally crippling to our self-esteem. Our senses long to know the touch of a loved one, our eyes seek to rest upon the smile of a guardian, and our hearts sigh for the faithful love and friendship of a kindred spirit.