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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

My Birthday Wish: All I Want This Year is More Wisdom

March 8, 2017

Wisdom Today, I turn 60 and enter the winter of my life. I am starting it off with a bang! Tomorrow, I am having three teeth extracted, getting a partial temporary denture, and ultimately a four-tooth permanent (implant) bridge. I’m getting old! But with age, comes wisdom; the earthly kind.

Earthly wisdom comes from life’s experiences. Those of us in the winter of our lives have a keen awareness for what is important: a strong faith, good health, and our family’s welfare. We find that if we have these three things, then we have all that we need. However, even Continue reading

Get Wisdom and Change the World!

September 10, 2014

Get Wisdom

How do you get Wisdom? Through the persistence of prayer, along with the opening of our hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit, we may be graced with the gift of Wisdom. In my opinion, Blessed Mother Teresa is the best example of a human being that possessed Wisdom. She saw Christ in everyone. Her heart and mind were always open to doing the Lord’s will. She was filled with compassion and love for everyone around her, because she viewed the world through God’s eyes. She saw the deplorable living conditions of the people of Calcutta, India. She heard the Continue reading

Why should you choose Wisdom?

September 8, 2014

 

Gods WisdomWhy would you want to choose Wisdom? Well, do you want to know God better? If so, what better way than to see the world through God’s eyes; to hear the joys and sorrows with His ears; to feel the love coming from His heart. How intimate is that? I can think of no better way of knowing God better than to ask the Holy Spirit for the gift of Wisdom, and then uniting my will to God’s will.

By opening our hearts and minds to the Holy Spirit we are graced with the gift of Wisdom and begin Continue reading

Way of Wisdom – Both Gift and Virtue

September 3, 2014

way-of-wisdom Upon seeking the Holy Spirit’s counsel, discerning information, gaining knowledge and deepening our understanding, we grow wiser with wisdom, through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Wisdom is both a gift of the Holy Spirit and a virtue. It graces us with the knowledge and understanding of that which comes from God and that which does not. This gift allows us to obtain “an understanding heart that knows how to distinguish good from evil” (1 Kings 3:9). To obtain this gift, we must have an open heart and mind and be docile to the Holy Spirit.

In a recent catechesis Continue reading