…What can you do to strengthen your resolutions and make them succeed? There is no better means than to put them into practice. But you say that you are still so weak that, although you often make strong resolutions not to fall into the particular imperfection of which you want to cure yourself, no sooner does the occasion present itself than down you go.

Shall I tell you why we are still so weak? It is because we will not abstain from food that does not agree with us. It is as if a person who wished to be free from pains in the stomach were to ask a physician what he should do. The doctor replies, ‘Do not eat such and such food, because it brings you pain’; and yet the person will not abstain from it. We do the same. For example, we should like to love reproof, and yet we obstinately cling to our own opinions. That is foolishness. You will never be strong enough to bear reproof courageously while you are nourishing yourself with the food of self-esteem.

St. Francis de Sales

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“Follow”: The Gospel According to Twitter

Ignitermedia.com released another cool video that offers a glimpse at the life and passion of Christ seen through the dynamic…

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Jesus Wept Along The Path To The Glorious Resurrection

In this Lenten series, Father Ian VanHeusen presents his weekly spiritual exercise based on the Sunday Readings to help us…

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Infographic: The Meaning of Ash Wednesday

The Meaning of Ash Wednesday

The Meaning of Ash Wednesday More Resources To Help You This Lent!  

7 Benefits Of Fasting According To St. Augustine

Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters…

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How To Choose Your Lenten Practices

Mardi Gras rolls around every year, and every year I think “Oh shoot. What am I going to give up…

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Everything You Need To Know About Ash Wednesday And Lent Explained With LEGO In 1 Minute

Looking for a fun, quick, and easy way to explain Lent to your children, class, or youth group? Check out…

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Lent According To Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Quote

Lent According To Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Lent According To Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI   More Catholic Lent Resources

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Infographic: The 3 Pillars of Lent Almsgiving, Fasting and Prayer

Infographic: The 3 Pillars of Lent Almsgiving, Fasting and Prayer

This post is not an article, but a part of our gallery of images. You can share this image in…

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Holy Week Mary Triduum Easter

Discovering Mary In The Triduum, Easter, And Beyond

Back in January, I realized that I didn’t know my Mother. No, not my biological mother, my spiritual Mother…our spiritual…

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How To Go Into The Desert: Entering The Wild, Scary, Interior Battle Of Lent

“Though in Your sight I despise myself and reckon myself dust and ashes, there is something I know about You,…

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Entering Into The Desert With Jesus: Christ's Temptations Help Us See Our Weakness

Entering Into The Desert With Jesus: Christ’s Temptations Help Us See Our Weakness

In this series, Father Ian VanHeusen gives us a weekly spiritual exercise based on the Sunday Readings to help us…

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Love Held Jesus to the Cross

Love Held Jesus To The Cross | Catholic-Link.org

Love Held Jesus To The Cross More Resources On The Cross  

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39 Things 18-39 Year-Olds Should Consider Giving Up For Lent

Pete Burak, director of i.d.916 gives a quick rundown of some creative ideas for young adults to think about giving up…

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Infographic: Jesus And The Liturgical Year

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Stations of the Cross: 14 Moments with Jesus (Infographic)

My Life And The Stations Of The Cross: 14 Moments With Jesus

Praying the Stations of the Cross is a devotion centered on the main events of the Passion of our Lord….

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