Tag: Holiness

Chosen to Be Holy

My brothers and sisters, you are called to have a radical new life of wonder and joy. You are called to be holy. We see this call to a joyful life in the Old Testament: Leviticus 20:26 “Therefore, you shall be holy; for I, the LORD, am holy, and I...

The Call to Holiness

Most of us believe that it is impossible for us to be holy.  We are too weak, or set in our ways.  When I ask in my conferences for people to raise their hands if they believe they are holy, it is rare for anyone to do it.  It is a...

Mary Leads Us to True Holiness

Everyone enjoys receiving a gift, especially from someone we love deeply. The greatest gift of all time was given to us in Mary, the Mother of God. Her son Jesus is the son of God and the Savior of the world. Bernard of Clairvaux advises us: “In...

Holiness is Everybody’s Business

Each and everyone of us was created to be holy. But how can this be? We are created by a Holy God! Many are the biblical verses which clearly show God’s holiness. I am simply resorting to few of them. There is none holy like the Lord, there is none...

A New Dawn

A true Catholic Christian spiritual journey is a noble adventure. As pilgrims of faith, we climb the rugged mountain of holiness. What does this mean? Mysterious and obscure in the modern world, holiness begins with perceiving the whole reality of...

Forgiving Others and Growth in Holiness

One of the seven petitions of the Our Father is “and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us,” a petition the Catechism of the Catholic Church describes as “astonishing.” Our petition will not be heard, we are told...

Lessons from Saint George

On Thursday, 23 April 2020, the universal Church celebrated the great feast of Saint George. Regarding his life, there are many unnecessary historical details. What stands sure, however, is that Saint George is not a myth but a very powerful and...

A Spiritual Art Museum?

In his First Letter to the Corinthians (1:1-3), St. Paul takes us to visit, so to speak, a “Spiritual Art Museum.” Our visit to this unusual museum invites us to look inside ourselves and admire the divine beauty and preciousness that we carry...