Month: October 2012

Know Thyself

I just finished reading Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Catholicism and it is definitely going on my personal list of most influential books.  Please, do yourself a favor and get your hands on a copy now.  Not only does Kelly touch on the major components of the Christian life, he provides a succinct and well thought out guide…

For the Children!

We just skyped with the 2-year-old niece of one of my roommates and, oh my, her cuteness literally brought tears to my eyes.  She is being raised in a solid Catholic household and her innocent faith reminded me why Jesus told us to be like children.  She prayed the rosary with us (which involved repeatedly…

Let's Get Real

It’s great when people speak fundamental truths inadvertently.  This morning I was watching Meet the Press, which had politicians discussing the vice presidential debate.  One of the politicians prophetically said that people today are ‘craving authenticity.’  This immediately reminded me of Matthew Kelly‘s book Rediscover Catholicism.  In it, he writes about our hunger for authenticity…

The Discipline to Start, The Will to Finish

I’ve never said so many Hail Mary‘s in my life and I now understand what it is to offer up pain.  I’ve pushed my body beyond its limits(and now I’m paying for it).  I have officially run the half marathon I set out to do 7 months ago.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for…

The Cross of Life

  Happy Feast Day of Saint Francis!  This day has gained special significance in the past year 🙂 Rather than write a general post about this Saint’s incredible life,  I thought I would share an interesting tidbit I learned about the Tau Cross that is generally associated with the Franciscans. A few weeks ago the…

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