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S+L BLOG: holiness



Third Sunday of Advent, Year A – December 11th, 2016 In his moving homily for the Inauguration of his Petrine Ministry as Bishop of Rome on April 24, 2005, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI spoke these words: The pastor must be inspired by Christ’s holy zeal: for him it is not a matter of indifference that ...read more
The vocation of the family is to love. The most extraordinary way a family can love is through the ordinariness of life. For the families we will meet in this series, it simply means being open to whatever God wills in their lives. It is their surest way to grow in holiness, a call given to everyone. ...read more
Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. explores the biblical meaning of Holiness. Holiness is a fire that burns within us and it has its ultimate source in God. Holiness is our most accurate image of who we are called to be. This video is part of a new series of reflections on Scripture from America and the ...read more
Solemnity of All Saints – Sunday, November 1, 2015 The following words of Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, spoken during the Synod of Bishops on the Word of God in 2008, still resound in my mind and heart on this Solemnity of All Saints: Jesus says: “Learn ...read more
The problem with holiness is that we don’t think it’s for us. We believe that we are made for Heaven. We believe that God wants us to go to Heaven, but how many of us would say that we belong in Heaven? How many of us would say that we are going to Heaven? Sure, ...read more
After looking a what it means to be called and the meaning of discernment, last week we looked at the most misunderstood vocation: The Vocation to the Single Life. There are many people who, while they are discerning, are very clear that they are not called to the Married Life, but are also not sure ...read more