St. Joseph exemplifies authentic masculinity. His life offers invaluable insights for those seeking wisdom and inspiration in their walk of faith. Here are four lessons he teaches about true manliness.
The Interior Life
What does an intimate friendship with Jesus in the midst of ordinary life look like? How can we cultivate such a friendship, surrounded as we are by so any distractions? Author Serafina recounts how Jesus drew her into such a friendship through simple, natural means that everyone can employ.
Discouragement is one of the most insidious of temptations. Left unchecked, it can lay havoc to your entire life.
Amber reflects on her recent experience with discouragement and how she draws inspiration from the conversion of St. Peter, a great sinner-turned-saint.
Jesus promises that we will set free, by following Him and believing in Him. What does that mean? We are given free will. How is it freedom to submit our will to Christ’s?
Vir Christi delves into this question and suggests practical ways to find freedom in Christ in our daily lives.
Jesus invites each one of us to follow Him. Sometimes, though, we wonder how to find Him or hear His voice. Author Serafina proposes Adoration as the answer and offers practical suggestions and encouragement regarding spending time with Our Eucharistic Lord.
Seeking God in ordinary life is often a struggle. Lucy Mervin reflects upon how during a trip to New York City, God spoke to her through the discomfort she felt amidst the noise and turbulence of bustling city life.
Is your prayer life rightly ordered? Over time, I’ve gained some insight into the benefits of ordering the different kinds of prayer we pray a certain way. Here is what I’ve learned.
Our hearts ache for God. Too often, we satisfy this longing with passing earthly pleasures—food, frivolous purchases, even exercise. In our best moments, we turn to God in prayer.
How can we learn to recognize when our hearts are aching for God? How can we be in greater touch with our hearts’ longing for Him?
Are you worried about finding your vocation in life? Are you afraid you’ll somehow miss it? What should you do time slips by and nothing seems to be happening?
Why sign up for a regular Holy Hour?
This question has been on your mind, perhaps, or maybe someone suggested it to you. Maybe you already attend Adoration on a regular basis, but are reluctant to commit for any number of reasons: the length of time, the burden of other duties, the fear that you can’t keep up a regular commitment…
Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament many Catholics are unfamiliar with. Who should be anointed? Why? When? How is the sacrament administered? What practical steps can we take to prepare for it?
Lust is a brutal sin to combat. At times, the struggle against it can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many practical steps we can take to overcome it. Here are six suggestions for everyone regardless of their state of life.
St. Joseph is a model par excellence of prayerful silence for the ordinary layperson. Why is he silent, though? What purpose(s) does his silence serve? How can we imitate him?
Gratitude is one of the easiest virtues to display. Anyone can say “thank you” and the occasions for doing so are innumerable.
Gratitude as a habitual disposition is rarer and far more radical.
What do you say “thank you” for? Do you mean it? Do you give thanks no matter what happens?
We often aspire to be like those we perceive as possessing desirable good qualities. But is this desire always healthy? How can we imitate the virtuous example of others while appreciating who and what we are?