One of the greatest goods in this life is friendship. We see the importance of friendship throughout Scripture. Christ Himself developed close friendships with the Apostles and others. “True friendship consists in mutually perfecting one another and drawing closer to God.” St. Teresa of Jesus Aristotle noted friendship is one of the greatest good in humankind…
Today, accountability is something we try to stay away from for fear of appearing to be judgemental. We choose not to care about anyone’s actions but our own. However, this is not authentic love, for love is not passive. If I choose not to hold my brother or sister accountable to the highest good that..
The past couple of weeks have seen life move from the exterior to the interior for the majority of us. And at least in my case, that has been a largely uncomfortable process. No matter how good our intentions, as humans we find ourselves repeatedly falling into ruts and predictable patterns of behaviour, and this..
We live in a day and age where achieving peace in one’s soul can be very difficult due to the hectic everyday life around us. Often times we can find ourselves consumed with anxiety and worry which can make our lives very difficult and often times can affect our ability to find true peace in..
In our recent post, ‘What Good Can Come From This?’, I reflected on Jesus’ desire to invite us into the desert with Him, Lent has served as the perfect reminder that during this time that God is always present in our suffering. But now the season has changed, Christ is risen, Alleluia! This could be..
St. Benedict said, “Idleness is the enemy of the soul; and therefore, the brethren ought to be employed in manual labor at certain times, at others, in devout reading.” Satan works in idleness, so protect yourself by planning both your work and your recreation! Father Emil Kapaun (photo: Raymond A. Skeehan/Wichita Eagle/AP photo) We are..
Why is Holy Thursday sometimes referred to as Maundy Thursday? The word “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word mandatum, or “mandate.” “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you.” (John 13:34) 2. What happens on this day? Usually, the bishop celebrates a “Chrism Mass”..
When we walk with Jesus as his disciple – we are asked to walk out into the unknown. If I asked you who are you? You might say I’m a teacher, I’m a Catholic, I’m a mother, a son, etc. When Pope Francis was asked this question in an interview he answered; ‘I am a..
I recently completed Saint Augustine’s Confessions and one defining feature of his work, and of the saint, was the ability to ask questions. He asked questions about everything, from the experience of being a baby, to the nature of time and eternity, all the way through to the obviously “saintly” questions concerning God and His..