TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES.


TRIALS, EFFORT AND VIRTUES. Our life cannot be without sorrow, pain or worry. Nobody can expect to go through life without them. Nevertheless,  a Christian can bring out a lot of good from life’s difficulties, if he or she knows how to take advantage of them with the help of God’s grace. We cannot make…

August 16. St. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY. Short bio + Divine Office 2nd reading.


August 16. St. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY. Short bio + Divine Office 2nd reading. St. Stephen (969-1038) greatly expanded Hungarian control over the Carpathian Basin during his lifetime, broadly established Christianity in the region. He ruled with great wisdom and was outstanding for his justice and piety. He is generally regarded as the founder of the…

August 1: ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA LIGUORI. Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading


August 1: ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA LIGUORI. Bishop & Doctor. Founder of the Redemptorists. Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading OUTLINE Short bio Love of God requires acquiring and nurturing all virtues. 1.      Short bio Born in Naples, Italy, St. Alphonsus (1696-1787) was a lawyer before becoming a priest. He founded the Congregation of the…

FIGHT SLOTH. STRUGGLE AGAINST LAZINESS.


FIGHT SLOTH. STRUGGLE AGAINST LAZINESS. Sloth or laziness, is a capital sin which perhaps, is the easiest path to go to hell. The reason? One does not have to exert effort to do evil actions and to omit good actions. From sloth arise a lot of evils: spiritual indolence, impurity, disobedience, indifference, irresponsibility, anger, despair,…