Category: Virtues

mercy

Lord, Have Divine Mercy on Us

  The true meaning of the word mercy is often misunderstood and misused. Far from indicating that all bets are off and you are free to do whatever you please – without repercussions – true mercy has ramifications that benefit the immortal soul. The definition of Mercy is: The disposition to be kind and forgiving. Founded on compassion, mercy differs from compassion...

prayer

Unanswered Prayer: A Gift From God

Prayer often finds us requesting favors from God – our wants, needs, and desires. As a good Father, however, God often denies our requested gifts. He knows what we need. With the virtues of Faith, Wisdom, and Fortitude we will find that Our Father God really does know best. Sometimes unanswered prayers are the best gift of all.

poison, sad

Is Someone You Love Poison for Your Soul?

Apparently I am not alone in a struggle with someone intimately linked to my life. I have heard many stories portraying similar, unfortunate circumstances. You know, someone in your family or close circle of friends, who persistently goes out of his way to hurt you. This is more than the occasional butting of heads that many of us encounter in...

valentine

Saint Valentine: 50 Hail Marys for Chastity

Films such as 50 Shades of Grey portray the mistaken idea that love is about lust, deviance, and self gratification. The celebration of Saint Valentine and chastity have taken a back seat to a more secular approach to love. Genuine love revolves around commitment and mutual respect. Marriage is about helping each other and your children to heaven.

chastity

The Connection Between Saint Valentine and Chastity

  A third century martyr, Saint Valentine , was known for being a kind-hearted priest who helped the persecuted Christians. As the patron saint of love, young people, and marriage, the day named for him is hardly a time for lust or a selfish concept of affection. Yet, in typical secular fashion, the Catholic feast day of this saint has been hijacked...