Veterans and Your Families – Thank You

Veterans and your families: A huge thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thank you for your fortitude, commitment, leadership, courage, bravery and willingness to serve on our behalf. You are a virtuous group of people. May Our Lord bless you and your families on this day. May we as Americans, never forget the sacrifice you paid to maintain our freedom. May we never take you or our freedom for granted. God bless you! – Virginia Lieto

Respect – A Defining Virtue

Do you give others and God the respect due, or is respect nothing more than what you care to give? Respect is to have concern for what is noble in every human being. It is a defining virtue regarding the basis for character building. Without respect for God and others, how could other virtuous habits spring forth? Father Romano Guardini more clearly defined the virtue of Respect within his book titled Learning the Virtues That Lead You to God, as something akin to reverence. He states…Read more…

Practice Contentment – Can that be done?

Would you like to be more content in this life? Is it possible to actually practice contentment? To effectively practice contentment, you first need to take stock of what you find to be of most importance to you. Is it your home, your car, your job, etc., those tangible things of this world? Or is it the love of family and friends, good health, a strong faith, and hope in Christ, the intangible things of this life? Do you count your blessings frequently? If you find that you have work to do in this area (let’s face it, none of us are strong in all of the virtues), then start by counting your blessings.

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Embracing True Contentment

Are you trying to figure out how to obtain true contentment in this life? Are you looking in the right place for true contentment? Embracing true contentment involves making a conscious disassociation with the dependence on material goods and placing our dependence on God to provide all that we need to get us through this life and into the next life. Read more…

Do You Want to Experience Contentment?

Do you want to experience contentment? Is inner peace and happiness eluding you right now? Contentment is independence from material goods; being satisfied and grateful for what we have, not seeking to obtain excessive material goods (like that sporty new car or oversized new house). Read more …

Practice Confidence in God

Ever wonder why your confidence is not where it should be, and you aren’t sure how to change your situation? To practice confidence in God, and in yourself, step one is to seek the Holy Spirit’s counsel and guidance, asking for the virtues/gifts of wisdom, discernment, knowledge and understanding, so that you can better traverse through this journey that we call life. Step two is…read more…

Embrace Confidence in God

How much confidence in God do you have that He will address your every need? Your outlook makes all the difference. To embrace confidence in God and ourselves, we must first acknowledge that doubts and fears are part of our existence. Doubts and fears are the prime drivers for lack of confidence in God and ourselves. However, it is how we handle those doubts and fears that … Read more…

Confidence is a Worthy Virtue

How is Confidence a virtue? How does confidence in God’s promises increase your own confidence level? Why is confidence in faith so important? Confidence, at its most basic level, is hope in God. It is with confidence and hope in Jesus’ salvific action that we will one day be resurrected at the Second Coming of Christ, as promised in 1 Cor. 15:35-58. It is with confidence and hope in God’s promises that we place our trust in Him. Read more…