Catholic Public Speaker and Inspirational Author: Embracing the virtues to live a happier life!

Novena to the Holy Spirit – Seeking Virtue

Novena to the Holy SpiritThe annual Novena to the Holy Spirit begins this coming Friday, May 26th and continues through to the day before Pentecost, June 3rd. In this Novena, we ask the Holy Spirit to grace us with seven gifts. Each one of theses gifts happen to be virtues as well:

  1. Awe (also known as Reverence) – We ask for a sovereign respect for God, as well as a filial submission to the Father.
  2. Piety – We ask for love and respect for those consecrated to God; including priests and religious, the Blessed Mother, the Saints, the Church, our Continue reading

Seeking the Holy Spirit’s Counsel Always

seek-god Holy Spirit's Counsel Why seek the Holy Spirit’s counsel when making decisions? Because adhering to His good counsel is the secret to living a life of happiness, that’s why! I don’t know about you, but I want to be happy. I have found that if I do God’s will, then I am happy. When I seek the Holy Spirit’s counsel through persistent prayer, I do the right things. I make the right decisions. Seeking His counsel enriches our lives; it does not stifle us, but frees us to be the best we can be. Aligning our wills to God’s will sets Continue reading

What is Counsel?

Gift of Counsel

The gift of Counsel aids and perfects the virtue of Prudence. Recall in the post titled, Prudence’s Principle Workings Part I of III, where we discussed Counsel’s role in the decision making process: Counsel addresses the means to the end (or the intention) and the circumstances. Counsel provides the conscience with advice as to whether or not the means to the desired end is morally appropriate. The “advice” is instruction from God on action to be taken. That is why the advice will always be error-free. Without Counsel, a person would not be able to make a prudent, error-free Continue reading