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One of the hardest things about making prayer a daily habit is motivation. Whether it’s early in the morning, during lunch break, or before bed - we can come up with a dozen reasons or excuses or other things we need to do. And, the motivation simply isn’t there to pray.⠀ .⠀ Lately, I’ve tried to think of the act of praying like a signup sheet for Adoration. You never want an empty time slot. You never want Christ to be alone in the chapel.⠀ .⠀ Maybe it’s early in the morning, maybe it’s late at night, but ask when is our time? When is it our duty to get up and spend time with Christ, petitioning for our loved ones?⠀ .⠀ If your family is still sleeping, be the one who is up early praying on their behalf. If it’s during your lunch, remember that your wife is home with the kids and the house is probably not a silent oasis for prayer.⠀ .⠀ Find those moments. Spend time with Christ. Remember those who aren’t or can’t pray for themselves.

Be the Men

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Have you ever experienced laying down in bed and thinking - “I have no idea how to fall asleep.” It’s something that we’ve done thousands of times, but every now and then, it’s like we forget how to. (Or, at least I do.)⠀ .⠀ There’s something similar that happens at Mass. Despite being raised Catholic, I sometimes have that moment in Mass where I think - what’s happening, why’s that happening, what’s that mean?⠀ .⠀ Well, I wanted to share a quote from Fulton Sheen that for me is a refreshing take on the Mass and our part. In Calvary and the Mass, he offers us these thoughts as to what we should be praying at the moment of consecration:⠀ .⠀ “I give myself to God. Here is my body. Take it. Here is my blood. Take it. Here is my soul, my will, my energy, my strength, my property, my wealth - all that I have. It is Yours. Take it! Consecrate it! Offer it! Offer it with yourself to the Heavenly Father in order that He, looking down on this great sacrifice, may see only You, His beloved Son, in whom He is well pleased. Transmute the poor bread of my life in Your divine life; thrill the wine of my wasted life into Your divine Spirit; unite my broken heart with Your Heart; change my cross into a crucifix. Let not my abandonment and my sorrow and my bereavement go to waste. Gather up the fragments, and as the drop of water is absorbed by the wine at the Offertory of the Mass, let my life be absorbed into Yours; let my little cross be entwined with Your great Cross so that I may purchase the joys of everlasting happiness in union with You.”

Today’s episode of ‪#holeymatrimony‬ ft. ‪@AMDGomer‬ & ‪@mrsamdgomer‬: Gomer didn't know how to date bc he's scared of losing his freedom, suffering is way to grow up quickly, & marriage is a beautiful thing except when it involves sex and taxes (well, just taxes - sex is beautiful)! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎧 ➡️ Link in bio!!

Be the Men

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Sometimes, if not a lot of times, what’s good for us and what we want are at odds.⠀ .⠀ We know that eating right and exercising is good for us, but lounging on the couch, popping chips is enticing.⠀ .⠀ We know that hard work is noble and helps many people, but we find ourselves watching YouTube all day.⠀ .⠀ We know that prayer is good for us, but in the moment, we want to sleep in for another 10 minutes.⠀ .⠀ If we want to grow in our faith, become better men, husbands, fathers - we have to recognize the good in our lives. And, (very important), we must cultivate the habit of acting on the good.⠀ .⠀ Doing it once isn’t enough - it must be habitual. And, that’s Virtue. So today, let’s ask ourselves - where’s the good?

Konrad Ciempka

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Mam słabość do Ciebie!😍 __________________________________ Bóg ma słabość do mnie. Mówić, że ma słabość do mnie to za mało. To coś więcej. Bóg traci głowę dla nas! 🙃🤪 Tak bardzo nas umiłował. Ojojoj... 😍 Wyobraźcie sobie, że Bóg będzie robił wszystko, by powalczyć o nas i to przy całej naszej wolności. Do końca! ___________________________________ Bądź chrześcijaninem dzięki relacji z Jezusem, dzięki postępowaniu według Jego zasad. To jedyny wyznacznik bycia Jego świadkiem. 🔥Bądź wytrwały i cierpliwy! Amen! 🙌🏻 ____________________________________ „Jestem bowiem świadomy zamiarów, jakie zamyślam co do was - wyrocznia Pana - zamiarów pełnych pokoju, a nie zguby, by zapewnić wam przyszłość, jakiej oczekujecie. Będziecie Mnie wzywać, zanosząc do Mnie swe modlitwy, a Ja was wysłucham. Będziecie Mnie szukać i znajdziecie Mnie, albowiem będziecie Mnie szukać z całego serca. Ja zaś sprawię, że Mnie znajdziecie - wyrocznia Pana (...)”.🔥 Jr 29:11-14 Zaufaj Mu! Nie poddawaj się! W oczach Boga jesteś wartościowy/a! On ma w Tobie upodobanie. Jego szalona miłość to sprawia. ____________________________________ #jezus #bóg #katolik #biblia #chrzescijanin #slowoboze #lider #wspólnota #polskichlopak #polishboy #instagood #instaphoto #bożeinspiracje #motywacja #inspiracja #selfie #instaselfie #spotkajgo #jesus #god #godisgood #bible #newevangelization #catholic #love #jesuslovesyou #christian #meethim #krakow #poland

Anna Albert

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Marc Arthur leading worship and Paul & @raustabout giving talks at today’s Empower Conference (youth ministry training) for people from all over the diocese. #leadingteensclosertochrist #empower #haiti #mesibondyemesi #lthaiti #newevangelization

“Jesus shows His solidarity with us, with our efforts to convert and to be rid of our selfishnesss, to break away from our sins in order to tell us that if we accept Him in our life He can uplift us and lead us to the heights of God the Father. And Jesus’ solidarity is not, as it were, a mere exercise of mind and will. Jesus truly immersed himself in our human condition, lived it to the end, in all things save sin, and was able to understand our weakness and frailty. For this reason He was moved to compassion, He chose to “suffer with” men and women, to become a penitent with us. This is God’s work which Jesus wanted to carry out: the divine mission to heal those who are wounded and give medicine to the sick, to take upon himself the sin of the world.” — From Homily of Pope Benedict XVI on feast of the Baptism of the Lord 2013 #iamsfc #iamcatholic #truenorthstrongandfree #truenorthmissions #teamtruenorth #saintoftheday #catholic #catholicto #teamcatholic #jesus #christian #sfc #singlesforchrist #newevangelization #kristogram #christstories #mission

“Nothing great is ever achieved without enduring much.” - St. Catherine of Siena

"We need heralds of the Gospel who are experts in humanity, who know the depths of the heart of many today, who share in his hopes and joys, his worries and his sadness, and at the same time are contemplatives, in love with God. For this, new saints are needed." -St. John Paul II Today's Reflection: God has given us life at this time to be the "new saints" and the "new evangelizers" who will proclaim His love to the world. How is God calling you to fulfill this very mission in your own life? #catholic #chiarabadano #grace #gracelines #newevangelization #saint #teen #youth

“These one-on-ones helped me to recognize Jesus’ love for me for the first time and taught me that someone cared enough to share this with me and teach me.” Kristen’s roommate, who’d received discipleship formation with the Evangelical Catholic, invited Kristen to weekly one-on-one mentoring and now Kristen looks forward to joining the Catholic Church and EC training for missionary discipleship! Read her story! Link in Bio! #catholic #rcia #conversion #campusministry #evangelization #discipleship #newevangelization

The Popecast

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St. Hyginus was Greek by birth, according to an early work of papal history, but otherwise little else is known about his early life. ⠀ . ⠀ During Hyginus' pontificate, he had to deal with two prominent heretics, Cerdo and Valentinus, coming to Rome and trying to gain followers. Cerdo and Valentinus were both Gnostics, but tried to say, "Hey, our teachings are totally Christian." To which St. Hyginus replied (probably), "No, they're totally not," ultimately excommunicating both men to protect the integrity and avoid confusion within the still-young Church.⠀ . ⠀ Though ancient sources can't confirm whether Hyginus was a martyr, he's believed to have died near the Vatican Hill in Rome, and is buried close to St. Peter. Was he among the cleanliest of popes? We'll never know.⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #thepopecast #saintoftheday #catholic #saints #catholiccreatives #popeoftheday #todayssaint #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #orapronobis #christian #feastday #romancatholic #saint #pope #popes #papalhistory #history #churchhistory

The Popecast

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A Sicilian by birth, Agatho was a Benedictine monk prior to being pope. He was gifted in business, and as a result served as the Church’s treasurer for a time. Having been born sometime before the year 600, Agatho was advanced in years (some say he was over 100 years old) by the time of his election on June 27, 678. ⠀ . ⠀ He was known as a kindly man with a heart for charity. St. Agatho’s greatest accomplishment was, by far, organizing and convening what became the Sixth Ecumenical Council of the Church, held at Constantinople in the year 680. ⠀ . ⠀ Many miracles were reported and attributed to St. Agatho after his death in 681. As a result, he was given by many the nickname Thaumaturgus, or “Wonderworker.” Agatho died in Rome on January 10, 681. He’s recognized as a saint in both the Eastern Orthodox and Catholic churches.⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #thepopecast #saintoftheday #catholic #saints #catholiccreatives #popeoftheday #todayssaint #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #orapronobis #christian #feastday #romancatholic #saint #pope #popes #papalhistory #history #churchhistory

Be the Men

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When someone treats us with love, or does something for us out of love, our hearts almost naturally respond with gratitude (or at least they should). Christ through his sacrifice has loved us in ways that we do not fully grasp.⠀ .⠀ More times than not, that almost involuntary ‘feeling’ of love or gratitude is often missing in His presence. But, our faith is not a feeling. It’s taking what we profess to believe and living our lives in accordance with those beliefs.⠀ .⠀ And, that means in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, we call to mind what we believe, what we know to be true, and we respond accordingly.⠀ .⠀ What should be our response? Praise, Adoration, and Love. But, what if we don’t ‘feel’ it? The truth is that many times we won’t ‘feel it.’ In those moments, what we can control is our wills. We use our intellects - what we know is true - and we submit our wills to that truth. That is faith.⠀ .⠀ May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time, Amen.

Don’t Just Wear the Cross - Bear the Cross ✝️ Kevin shared this picture and story with us. He was in Rome and attended mass at the Vatican and was wearing one of our shirts. As the celebrant for the mass passed by him, he took notice of the shirt. He then gave an entire homily based on the design printed on the shirt Kevin was wearing. Pretty sweet 🙌 That’s the power of the Holy Spirit working through our apparel. Designed to encourage 👍, empower 🤜 and evangelize 👆!! Tag a friend who needs a little encouragement 🙏to persevere and keep fighting the good fight to continue to bear their cross. 💪

The Popecast

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Pope Gregory X was elected on September 1, 1271. He's chiefly known for ending the East-West schism between the Catholic and Orthodox least for a little while. The period before his election to the papacy remains the longest in Church history, at 1006 days. ⠀ . ⠀ In fact, the people of Viterbo (where the election was held) became so fed up with the indecision, that in the summer of 1271 they stripped the roof off of the building housing the cardinals! ⠀ . ⠀ Gregory died in Arezzo, Italy on January 10, 1276, and was beatified by Pope Clement XI in 1713. His cause for canonization was *reopened* by Pope Pius XII in 1944 and remains open, with a single miracle attributed to his intercession being needed to grant him the halo. Bl. Gregory, pray for us!⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #thepopecast #saintoftheday #catholic #saints #catholiccreatives #popeoftheday #todayssaint #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #orapronobis #christian #feastday #romancatholic #saint #pope #popes #papalhistory #history #churchhistory

Grace B

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Anyone else need this reminder today? 🤦🏼‍♀️ . Thanks Jesus! . Wise words from St. John of the Cross... shared via John Paul II... via L’alto Catholic Institute ⛪️

Be the Men

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So I recently was flipping through one of those little prayer booklets that you seem to just collect over the years. In this particular booklet toward the back, there’s a quote from John Henry Newman titled “Catholic Loyalty.”⠀ .⠀ It’s an interesting way of putting it: are we loyal to the Catholic Church? If our loyalty has survived the trials of the past 50 years, it is certainly being tested even more so today.⠀ .⠀ If we find our loyalty in question due to doubt, confusion, or scandal, let’s remember that the Catholic Church is not only a human institution. The Church is not just the men and women who are alive today and call themselves Catholic. The Church, the Body of Christ, is also divine And, there are more members in Heaven than on Earth. It is because of their loyalty that the Church has survived. Now, it is our loyalty that will preserve her for generations to come.⠀ .⠀ “Recollect what a hard task she has; how she is sure to be criticized and spoken against whatever she does; recollect how much she needs your loyal tender devotion; recollect, too, how long the experience gained over so many centuries, and what right she has to claim your assent to principles which have had so extended and triumphant a trial. Thank her that she has kept the faith safe for so many generations and do your part in helping her transmit it to generations after you.”⠀ .⠀ Don’t abandon her and let the darkness win.

When I was a young girl, I always wanted to be attractive. I was known as the smart kid; definitely not the pretty one. And honestly, being smart wasn’t even all that fun. • There would be classmates who made fun of me for being teacher’s pet. Others made snide remarks about the grades I got. • I didn’t like being different, and in 3rd grade, I lied to my teacher about 4th grade reading being too hard because I wanted to stay in class with all the other kids my age. • At some point in high school, I made a subconscious decision to not be at the top of the class. • Friends - not school - became my priority. While I still did well, my desire to be like everyone else was much stronger than wanting to perform at a level that I was very capable of. • Danggit. If only I knew better, right? Lessons on mental toughness would have been REALLY helpful. Self-sabotage is the worst, and it’s SO hard to recover from. • I had to come back to one of my favorite St. Thérèse quotes today because I felt the ugly duckling syndrome rearing its...uhhh...ugly head. • I literally have to tell myself everyday that different IS beautiful because all the messages I heard growing up from basically everywhere told me otherwise. • This is why I fell in love with “Story of a Soul” – the autobiography of the Little Flower from Lisieux. I cried when I first laid eyes on this passage, realizing at 24 years old the deeper truths God wanted me to discover about not only myself but all the other “little flowers” roaming the world searching for purpose, meaning, and love. • So in its entirety, here are the words of the greatest Saint in modern times...reminding us all that the Father made each one of us to come into full bloom with a unique kind of splendor and glory. • "I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues. And so it is in the world of souls, Our Lord’s living garden.” – St. Thérèse of Lisieux

The Popecast

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[NEW EPISODE] For our first installment of 2019, it's The Pope Who Built the Wall – St. Leo IV. Subscribe at iTunes or visit the link in bio. ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #thepopecast #newepisode #catholic #saints #catholiccreatives #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #christian #romancatholic #saint #pope #popes #papalhistory #history #churchhistory #podcast #episode #audio #newpodcast #listen #wall #battle #prayer #holy

PRE ORDERS ARE OPEN! | Ready for some interior peaks? We didnt include our favorite paintings nor the interactive journaling pages sprinkled through out, but hey, we're just trying to perfect the ART of the tease....#visiodivina - - - - - - - - - - - #catholicart #newrenaissance #newevangelization #catholicism #caravaggio #beautytruthgoodness #biblestudy #smallgroup #jpii #catholic #beautywillsavetheworld

Focus on the One Thing. Find your niche. Know where you’re going. • Every successful leader, entrepreneur, and influencer I’ve been watching and listening to is basically saying the same thing. • For months, I was running around in circles trying to figure out what my One Thing was...where my niche is...and where exactly I’m going. • The more time I spend asking God about it all, the closer He leads me back to where I came from. • It’s just that the original vision I had to fuel the New Evangelization for the Church has expanded into a more wholistic perspective. • Heaven is still the ultimate goal. That hasn’t changed. The difference that I’m seeing now is the way we live our lives here on earth must become more integrated, if you will. • Where we seek His will not only in our prayer lives and study of the Word, but also in our marriages, in our parenting, in our work, in our finances, in our recreation, and in our service to our communities. • That in any given moment, if God was to do a “spot check”, He’d find us doing exactly what He put us here to do. • Bringing more joy, more love, more peace, and more hope into the lives of other people. Just like Jesus did. • No, we don’t always get it right 100% of the time. But we at least need to try to hit the mark. • So the conclusion that I’ve come to is that I’m here to do that with my own life. That whole integration deal. And I’m here to help support anyone else who wants to do the same. • That’s why – ten years ago – Gary and I created our ministry in the first place. To witness to the fact that God isn’t supposed to be locked up in one corner of our hearts but actually stand in the very center of our lives. • To be the driving force. The guiding light. The way to true fulfillment. • Seek ye first the kingdom (where I’m going). Starting with our family (my One Thing). Leading whoever wants to follow (my niche). • I think I finally figured it out.

The Popecast

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Check the link in bio and click "Become a Patron" to listen to the newest episode on Tuesday, January 8! ⠀ . ⠀ Or, if you're v holy and able to delay gratification, hang out until Wednesday to listen at iTunes / your go-to podcast app.⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #popes #history #catholic #church #motivation #catholiccreatives #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #christian #romancatholic #thepopecast #truth #god #thewall #wall #leoiv #popeleo #christianhistory #catholichistory

newEv Catholic

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3 New Year's resolution every Catholic should make 💪 1. PRAYER 🙏 "Prayer is nothing but becoming a longing for God." - Christopher West 2. REGULAR CONFESSION 💫 "Let our masks fall and turn our hearts back to the Lord who loves us, so as to hand ourselves over to him as an offering to be purified and transformed" CCC 2711 3. FREQUENT RECEPTION OF THE EUCHARIST 😇 "The sacrament of the Bridegroom and of the Bride." - John Paul #newyearsresolutions #catholic #newevangelization

Indy, it's been amazing. In a few hours, we'll be headed back to Texas to start classes in a week. But #seek2019 will be with us forever.

Cover reveal! We're SO excited to get this into your hands! Visio Divina: Praying With Sacred Art is filled with nearly one hundred famous religious paintings and a guide to meditating on them. It's perfect for your small group or to do privately! You dont have to be a creative or artist to appreciate this...pre orders coming at you soon!! #visiodivina #catholic #catholicism #caravaggio #catholic #catholicart #newrenaissance #newevangelization #millenialcatholic #youngcatholicwoman #catholicwoman #beautywillsavetheworld #truthbeautygoodness #art #religiousart #christianity #jesus #sacredart #biblestudy #biblestudies #catholicbiblestudy #theycw

Can you feel it? Samson’s struggle? Biblical force at its most powerful. All from one Redwood Root. For more in the gallery check out my site #sampson #biblical #powerful #struggle #powerofgod #fineartphotography #photography #unseenhand #newevangelization #taleasoldastime #legend #mirrored #art #modernimages #naturalworld

Happy Feast of the Epiphany! Today, we celebrate the manifestation to the gentile world of the Incarnated God in Jesus Christ. May we be inspired to share the truth of His love with those who do not yet know Him but are earnestly seeking and yearning for Him, and may be give Him our very best gifts as we strive to love Him more deeply.


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(How cute are my little shopping buddies from yesterday?? 😍😍) . #mymasstakeaway for today is fascinating (to me! 😂😂) I actually recorded a WHOLE bonus episode about it because after reading @scottwhahn ‘s book “Joy to the World”. . I finally knew what the epiphany is! And now I know why you keep the tree up until then! In the last 5 years I’ve started to question everything about the church and holidays. In a good way. And Epiphany is no different. “Ok, so I know epiphany is after Christmas but, what is the epiphany?” Which lead me down a learning rabbit hole. I don’t know if I thought it was the presentation of Jesus in the temple but... it’s actually a non-Jewish Christmas! The epiphany is when the 3 (pagan, non Jewish) wisemen came to worship Jesus. The shepherds worshiping Jesus represent Jesus coming as the Jewish Messiah but the epiphany is all about Jesus coming to not ONLY save the Jews, but also the gentiles. To be the savior of the WHOLE world, not just the Jews. . The bonus episode is live on the podcast! 🎙 Just search “Holy Hot Mess Mom”! . #catholic #catholicmom #christianmom #sundaymass #romancatholic #mommypodcaster #holyhotmessmom #catholicblog #newevangelization #bissisterhood #womenoftheword #epiphany #twins #identicaltwins #militaryspouse #keeplearning #catholicchurch #momlife #ministry

#repost @thecultureprojectintl with @repostsaveapp · · · We’re at #seek2019 with over 18,000 young people asking them some big questions. “What role does chastity play in the world?” . What do you think? What role does chastity play in the world? In the new evangelization? Let us know ⬇️ #chastity #newevangelization #seek2019 #cultureproject

We’ve got an exciting announcement for you just around the corner for 2019!

Abraham: Pilgrimage of faith. #uganda #youth #faith #newevangelization

The Popecast

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Let us pray for the American bishops as they continue to gather on silent retreat, for courage, leadership, and humility. Pope St. Gregory the Great, pray for us!⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #popes #history #catholic #church #quoteoftheday #saints #motivation #catholiccreatives #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #orapronobis #christian #romancatholic #saint #gregorythegreat #usccb #bishops #clergy #seek2019 #seek #focus #scandal

The Popecast

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Pope St. Telesphorus, 7th successor of Peter (125-136 AD), was born in Terranuova, a little town on the tip of Italy's boot, and had Greek ancestry. Telesphorus is traditionally understood as the first pope to have been a hermit and monk prior to his papacy. St. Irenaeus describes him as having been a "glorious martyr" in the Adversus haeresis, probably under the emperor Hadrian. ⠀ . ⠀ St. Irenaeus also added, in a letter to Pope Victor I, that Telesphorus always celebrated Easter on Sunday instead of during the week, whenever the Jewish Passover was calculated. However, he still said, "it's okay guys" to the churches who didn't observe that tradition, choosing to stay unified with them instead of breaking up the Church unnecessarily. . St. Telesphorus, pray for us! . . ⠀ . ⠀ #thepopecast #saintoftheday #catholic #saints #catholiccreatives #popeoftheday #todayssaint #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #orapronobis #christian #feastday #romancatholic #saint #pope #popes #papalhistory #history #churchhistory

newEv Catholic

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We're excited and ready for God's plans this year!!! ✨ #newevangelization #newevcatholic #newyear #newyear2019

🎉 MORE Catholic celeb sightings at #seek2019!

The Three Wise Men traveled a great distance to adore Jesus and present Him with gifts. What gifts do you bring to honor the Jesus that is present in the Eucharist every week? This Epiphany ask your pastor about Pastoral Parish and offer a gift of a subscription to help him manage the pastoral needs of his flock. Learn more at #pastoralparish #pastoralcare #newevangelization

🙌 SO excited for #seek19! Please pray for a blessed and faith-filled experience for our #baylorcatholics as they enter the second day of the conference! . . . 📷: @cannephotos / @rissapomp

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The Popecast

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😎⛷️🏍️⠀ "...Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows."⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #popes #history #catholic #church #quoteoftheday #saints #motivation #catholiccreatives #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #orapronobis #christian #romancatholic #saint #seek2019 #seek #focus

Cabrini World

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We are a worldwide, mission-based and faith-based congregation of Catholic women. The Institute was founded in 1880 by a passionate and bold woman, Saint Frances Xavier #cabrini,c whose desire was to communicate, demonstrate, and make known the love and mercy of #jesuschrist through tangible acts of love, #mercy and #justice. #msc #mothercabrini #immigrants #newevangelization #patronofimmigrants #religiouslife #mission #missionaries #sacredheart

On this feast day of The Most Holy Name of Jesus - we should give some sign of our recognition that his Holy Name represents him and makes him present. When I was young, it was suggested that one bow the head when pronouncing the Holy Name of Jesus. That is a good custom, and helps a bit to remind us of the adoration which we owe to the Lord of our lives. If we can more deeply become committed to that adoration, we pray that we will more effectively make the love of Jesus present in our suffering world through our actions. - Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto ( Rembrandt, "Head of Christ" 1655, Oil on Oak #iamsfc #iamcatholic #truenorthstrongandfree #truenorthmissions #teamtruenorth #saintoftheday #catholic #catholicto #teamcatholic #jesus #christian #sfc #singlesforchrist #newevangelization #kristogram #christstories #missions

Merry 10th Day of Christmas! Are you still celebrating?! . May 2019 be a blessed and grace-filled year! Here's a meditation by Chesterton on the Incarnation... Enjoy! . Gloria in Profundis by G.K. Chesterton . There has fallen on earth for a token A god too great for the sky. He has burst out of all things and broken The bounds of eternity: Into time and the terminal land He has strayed like a thief or a lover, For the wine of the world brims over, Its splendour is split on the sand. . Who is proud when the heavens are humble, Who mounts if the mountains fall, If the fixed stars topple and tumble And a deluge of love drowns all- Who rears up his head for a crown, Who holds up his will for a warrant, Who strives with the starry torrent, When all that is good goes down? . For in dread of such falling and failing The fallen angels fell Inverted in insolence, scaling The hanging mountain of hell: But unmeasured of plummet and rod Too deep for their sight to scan, Outrushing the fall of man Is the height of the fall of God. . Glory to God in the Lowest The spout of the stars in spate- Where thunderbolt thinks to be slowest And the lightning fears to be late: As men dive for sunken gem Pursuing, we hunt and hound it, The fallen star has found it In the cavern of Bethlehem.

Il gruppo dei giovani della community Holy Trinity di Masaka, Uganda. #missio #centrokerigma #newevangelization

The Popecast

13 Days 4 Hours Ago

Possibly born a slave, and with a twin brother named Eros, Anterus was the son of a man named Romulus. He was elected on November 21, but died soon after, on January 3. Though it’s not certain, Anterus likely died a martyr, given the hostile environment in Rome at the time. It is known for certain that Anterus was buried in the Cemetery of St. Callixtus on the Appian Way, though his remains were moved at some point to the Church of St. Sylvester, near the Pantheon in Rome.⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #catholic #saints #catholiccreatives #thepopecast #saintoftheday #popeoftheday #todayssaint #jesus #catholicism #newevangelization #orapronobis #christian #feastday #romancatholic #saint #pope #popes #papalhistory #history #churchhistory

Only 203 more days till the 2019 St. Columcille Instititue. We’re a little excited. 🇮🇪 (More info in the link in our bio). #ireland #newevangelization #christendomcollege

Be the Men

13 Days 7 Hours Ago

I recently read about a daily practice by a certain Catholic dad. Every day, he says one Hail Mary for a stranger that he encounters. Why? Because it’s possible that person has never had anyone pray for them. How sad, but probably true. At least some of the time, right?⠀ .⠀ In the 1830s, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris. It was during these apparitions that we receive the image of the Miraculous Medal (you’ve probably seen it before).⠀ .⠀ You’ll notice, as St. Catherine did, that there are rays of light emanating from Mary’s fingers, representing graces she sends out upon the world. Some of her fingers don’t emit any light - because people don’t ask for graces.⠀ .⠀ There are people in need graces and a never ending supply of graces, waiting to be sent upon the world. This is why it is absolutely essential that we make prayer a daily habit. For our own sake, for those we love, and for those who have no one to pray for them.⠀ .⠀ I want to leave you with a little thought experiment.⠀ .⠀ This hypothetical stranger has no one to pray for them. But, how many people out there do you think are praying daily for your wife? For your mother? For your father? For your siblings, friends?⠀ .⠀ Surely there are some folks out there offering prayers, but how many? Daily?⠀ .⠀ If we are not praying daily for those who we love most in this world - who is?


"The union of my soul with God is my wealth in poverty in deepest affliction." -St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Read this week's #sjiblogpost on the site. #missionary #entrepreneur #catholic #joy #newevangelization

Be the Men

14 Days 8 Hours Ago

What role does truth play in our lives? In all our actions (or inactions), we should consider this question.⠀ .⠀ An example here might help.⠀ .⠀ I know that I waste time on social media. I tell myself that it’s helping me wind down, but I end up going down some rabbit hole, and afterward, I feel no more relaxed. There are other, better things I could do to relax or be productive. This is true for me, but this truth doesn’t always manifest itself in my actions. I don’t always let that truth penetrate my life. Even something as minuscule as how we spend our time waiting to get a haircut actually has significance.⠀ .⠀ Whether it’s social media or Netflix or whatever, we must start living out the truths that we know and believe. And, it will and should start small. We must start living out the little truths in our lives - letting our actions reflect our beliefs.⠀ .⠀ Otherwise, we fall into a pattern of living contrary to what we profess to believe (sound familiar?)⠀ .⠀ Start small. Do the little things. And, when the time comes, we will live our life according to the big Truth, Christ Himself.

Blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God! Make sure to get to mass and say a rosary today in honour of this beautiful woman who intercedes for us as only a mother can 🙏

The Popecast

15 Days 21 Hours Ago

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"The most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instant of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin." - Pope Pius IX ------------------ Yesterday we celebrated the great Feast of the Immaculate Conception, honoring the Blessed Mother who was conceived without original sin. What a privilege it is to call out to her as our Mother and the Mother of our Savior.

"If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never abandons us. He is a true friend." - St. Teresa of Avila

"Only through the Eucharist is it possible to live the heroic virtues of Christianity: charity, to the point of forgiving one's enemies; love for those who make us suffer; chastity in every age and situation of life; patience in suffering and when one is shocked by the silence of God in the tragedies of history or of one's own personal existence. You must always be Eucharistic souls in order to be authentic Christians." - Pope St. John Paul II

"Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart." - Padre Pio

So many beautiful legacies of our faith!

Flash sale celebrating JPII's 40th anniversary of election to the papacy ends tonight at midnight CST! $40 off registration for the Love & Responsibility event - link in bio and use code "JPII40" at checkout! Don't miss it!

It is the 40th anniversary of the election of JPII to the papacy today! 🎉 We are having a 40-hour/$40 FLASH SALE for our Love & Responsibility retreat and conference (Austin, TX) in honor of him. Link in profile - use code "JPII40" at checkout. Please share with family and friends! Singles AND married welcome at this one!

"When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society." - Pope St. John Paul II Flash sale for our Love & Responsibility event at the end of the month! Use code JPII40 via our link in bio for $40 off registration in honor of the 40th anniversary of John Paul II's election to the papacy!