Be Patient With Yourself!

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them – every day begin the task anew.

– St. Francis De Sales
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“But I’m Too Shy To Evangelize…” THINK AGAIN! Jesus Still Calls You to Bring Souls to His Church

If I were a dwarf in Snow White, I’d be Bashful—not knowing what to say or when to speak and even forgetting how to utter a sound. In today’s video, Fr. Mike Schmitz claims that he is shy as well, but, as you can see, he doesn’t shy away from evangelizing. Fr. Schmitz cites Pope […]

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Gospel reflection How Jesus Teaches Us To Be Patient and Courageous | Catholic Bible Study

How Jesus Teaches Us To Be Patient and Courageous | Catholic Bible Study

St. Ignatius of Loyola explains, “By the term “Spiritual Exercises” is meant every method of examination of conscience, of meditation, of contemplation, of vocal and mental prayer, and of other spiritual activities. “For just as taking a walk, journeying on foot, and running are bodily exercises, so we call Spiritual Exercises every way of preparing […]

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How To Resist Rushing: What The Parable Of The Wheat And Weeds Can Teach About Patience (Gospel Reflection)

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and to meditate on a Gospel reflection. A great way of doing this is using the technique of Lectio Divina, a powerful method which we explain here. The following is the Sunday Gospel reading with a […]

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#OCCUPY VINEYARD? The Madness of Thinking We Can Possess the Vineyard (Gospel Reflection)

One of the best ways to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass is to pray the Mass Readings personally and to meditate on a Gospel reflection. A great way of doing this is using the technique of Lectio Divina, a powerful method which we explain here. The following is the Sunday Gospel reading with a […]

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Gospel reflection How to Overcome the Sense that "Life is Unfair"

How To Overcome The Sense That “Life Is Unfair”

“Life is not fair!” Such a temptation and a thought-trap. How do we get past this pitfall? Today’s Gospel reflection helps us by providing three strategies to overcoming this all-too-human struggle that threatens to derail our own personal progress and cooperation with the Holy Spirit. We invite you to watch Father’s video, then prayerfully read […]

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Overcoming Temptation with Prayer and Patience

If a man tries to overcome temptations without prayer and patient endurance, he will become more entangled in them instead of driving them away. – St. Mark the Ascetic, On Spiritual Law Related content: The more you feed sin, the more it burns. More than rebuke, pray for your neighbor. It Is Impossible Without Prayer How Jesus Teaches […]

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When Life Requires Us To Wait Patiently For The Unknown | Catholic Bible Study

“Living is the infinite patience of always starting over.” Ermines Ronchi A few days ago, I was listening to my friend Massimo and his mother discuss their gardens and vineyard. Much of it was lost on me but I was struck by one detail: they had to wait for the exact moment to harvest the grapes […]

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3 Virtues That Help Me Thrive As A Military Spouse

Being a military spouse is not for everyone. We endure many unique struggles and sufferings. I have found that living out my faith is the most reliable way to thrive in – and not merely survive – our lifestyle. The Three Theological Virtues of Faith: which is trust in God; Hope: looking forward to the […]

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The Sheep and The Coin | Liturgy Live 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

This week on the podcast we talk about God’s forgiveness and his rejoicing at our return to Him. In the first reading we revisit the story of Moses coming down the mountain and finding the people worshipping the golden calf. He reminds God of his promise to the Patriarchs to deliver them to the land […]

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Four Benefits of Growing in Patience During Your Single Years

Four Benefits Of Growing In Patience When You’re Single

Waiting for the person whom we will love into eternity can sometimes be daunting. At times, the longing can seem unbearable and impatience can set in.  While being single can at times be difficult, this time in life can also be one filled with hope and important life lessons that lead to fruitful relationships.   […]

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