As you may already know, Pure in Heart’s mission is inspired by the writings of Pope St. John Paul II, mainly his, ‘Theology of the Body‘ and ‘Love and Responsibility’. Pure in Heart’s mission is particularly focused on the area of chastity. However, there is so much more in the Theology of the Body (TOB)..
Christ appeals to the beginning, to the human heart, and finally to the resurrection. As a focal point for this reflection, John Paul homed in on Jesus’ discussion with the Sadducees: “There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no children; and the second took her, and died, leaving..
In Hebrew the word for ‘jewels’, refers to something very costly, like a pearl or ruby. In Proverbs 3:15, we are told a woman is, ‘more precious than jewels and nothing you desire can compare with her’. As women we are called to exemplify this proverb. As women we should be certain of our identity…
The words “Be not afraid” appear in Scripture 366 times one for each day of the year (leap years included). Life can be difficult and filled with many anxieties and uncertainties, particularly during this pandemic. Jesus told Martha that she was ‘ troubled and anxious about many things’. Martha learned to trust God more and..
In the last Theology of the Body post, we saw Christ appeal to the beginning in his debate with the Pharisees concerning divorce. He led us back to Genesis so that we could see man as God created him to be. Christ conveyed to the Pharisees, and to us, an “integral vision of man”. Whereas..
We’ve shared with you plenty on chastity, intentionality, and love. Chastity is challenging. It’s a test of the heart and will. Chastity challenges the love we feel for the person we’re in a relationship with and reveals the depths of that love. It requires real inner strength on both sides, but in its challenges, chastity..
The past few months have been a whirlwind of uncertainties that have accompanied this pandemic. Life has changed dramatically and will never be the same again. The phrase, ‘this is the new normal’ is often heard. So how can we listen to God’s voice during this time and how can the gift of prophecy help..