The Virtues of Four Saintly Women

Simple Catholic Snapshots

  • Virtues are new powers or capabilities that God graces our souls.
  • Prudence, Justice, Temperance and Fortitude are the four Cardinal Virtues.
  • The Intellect and Will of our souls are actually changed by the addition of virtues.
  • Virtues lead to a change in mankind – a super elevation of nature towards the divine.
  • Four brilliant women Saints of the 19th and 20th centuries are examples of God’s virtuous graces in action.

 

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Jesus is asking… (How) Do You Love Me?

Simple Catholic Snapshots

  • After the Resurrection, Jesus appeared to seven disciples along the North shore of the Sea of Galilee. (Jn 21)
  • The encounter centers on Jesus questioning Peter three times – each question apparently seeking confirmation of Peter’s love. (Jn 21: 15-17)
  • The questions sound simple enough: ‘Do you love me?’
  • But was Jesus asking… or teaching? 

 

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Silently Teaching the Truth of Catholicism

Simple Catholic Snapshots

  • Last week I attended a Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert Barron.
  • Catholic liturgy is filled with history and tradition, Scripture and proper worship.
  • Sometimes in the routine the unexpected is seen… and we are reminded.

 

What was noticed? What did the teacher teach, without saying a word?

 

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