As an extreme extrovert, this time of social distancing has been painful. It is a lonely time. But there are some things we can do about it. Here are some of the ideas for building community, right now, today.
We aren’t “in control.” We can’t force results from any circumstance. But we aren’t helpless, either. So what can we do when we feel anxious? Here are thirteen tips—thirteen small but real things you can do—when feelings of anxiety wash over you.
Blessed Michael Sopocko, Saint Faustina’s confessor, once spoke of additional promises that Jesus made to St. Faustina regarding the Divine Mercy image: "When chastisements for sins come upon the world and your own country will experience utter degradation, the only refuge will be trust in My mercy."
So. Your Lent didn't quite turn out the way you expected. I can relate. As I type, I have my earbuds playing some of my favorite music. Yet I had given up music for Lent. I am also eating the chocolate I just purchased for my kids' Easter baskets…This is not the Lent I expected.
Currently most of us are unable to attend Mass because public Masses have been cancelled. But that doesn't mean that we should treat Sunday like any other day of the week. At the same time, what ARE we supposed to do? It feels so strange not to be able to go to Mass! Here is a guide on how to keep the Sabbath holy.
Panic and attempts to stay in control don’t actually help us. But they do promote scarcity of goods that were not going to be scarce in the first place—and they don’t free us from anxiety in any lasting way. Rather than indulge in panic, why don't we pray instead?
Prayer, recollection, repentance, and discipline are all very important, but how much more powerful they become for the entire Kingdom of God when we do them with the heart and mind of a warrior.
Is it possible to experience peace, and live it spiritually, when things in your life seem to be imploding? Yes. Not only can you remain in peace yourself, you can bring it to others—regardless of your circumstances. Here are six things that I have found necessary for finding and keeping interior peace.
The Lord doesn’t want us to live in fear of the future or in shame over our past. He calls us to start again. He desires to wash away the sins of our past, and to guide our future with His Providence. We must follow Him now, not later.
The statue is one of the most distinctive forms of Catholic art. It is also one of the most misunderstood. The claim that statues used for veneration were idols used for worship has caused controversy in the Church. So why should we bring Catholic statues into our homes?