Adult Friend Temperance Day 5: Honesty Don’t make up stories or try to aggrandize yourself to seem more impressive than you are; be honest with your friends, and let them know the real you. Today's Saint: St. Bridget of Sweden God asked St. Bridget to deliver His truth to many people in positions of importance. As … Continue reading Do You Let Your Friends Know the “REAL” You?
What are Morals and Values? Morals describe what is right and wrong, whereas values explain important behavior and beliefs of a person or group. Morals are then based on the belief and understanding of those values. The Catholic Catechism starts its section on Catholic morality with St. Leo the Great’s beautiful words: Christian, recognize your … Continue reading Morals & Values – Where do we learn them?
Adult Friend Temperance Day 4: Honesty When you have ascertained that your friend is trustworthy, make the effort to be vulnerable and share what is truly on your heart. Resource: OneParishApp Signs Of A Genuine Friendship Qualities that set real friends apart from the other relationships in our lives. 1. They push us to be … Continue reading Share What is Truly on Your Heart
This is the very question I asked myself when I was invited to a Secular Carmelite community meeting in 2014. The minute I stepped into this beautiful monastery I knew I was meant to be a Carmelite, so the journey began. The kindness and love I felt was overflowing and genuine from everyone there. All in "Gods … Continue reading What is a Secular Order Carmelite?
Adult Friend Temperance Day 3: Honesty Be honest with your friend about why you are turning down their invitation or canceling plans; don’t lie or try to hide the truth because it can have significant consequences. Resource: OneParishApp Everyone has received an invitation that we couldn't accept? I don't know about you but at times … Continue reading Tell the Truth When Declining an Invitation
Books of Wisdom Introduction “Wisdom” is a convenient umbrella term to designate the Books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth), Wisdom, and Sirach (Ecclesiasticus). Two other books are often associated with them: Psalms, a collection of mostly devotional lyrics, and the Song of Songs, a collection of love poems. All are marked by a skillful use … Continue reading Seven Wisdom Books of the Catholic Bible
Adult Friend: Temperance Day 2: Honesty Do not lie or spread rumors about your friends. Or anyone. Stay Away From Liars If you really want to avoid becoming a liar, you probably don’t want to surround yourself with other liars. These people are likely going to get you in a whole mess of trouble that … Continue reading Do Not Lie or Spread Rumors