Live the Faith! I Love You…And

February 11, 2020

“…I have loved you with an everlasting love;
    therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

– Jeremiah 31:3

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

We all love our spouses and children, but often we fail to properly express our love. It may seem like a slight distinction, but there can be a very different meaning between saying “I love you, but…” and “I love you, and…“.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, let us seek to be more mindful about the ways in which we speak to our loved ones, and let us ask God for the grace to convey the fullness of our love to them more effectively.


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Live the Faith! The Two Pillars – A Vision of St. John Bosco

January 28, 2020

Very grave trials await the Church. What we have suffered so far is almost nothing compared to what is going to happen. The enemies of the Church are symbolized by the ships which strive their utmost to sink the flagship. Only two things can save us in such a grave hour: devotion to Mary and frequent Communion. Let us do our very best to use these two means and have others use them everywhere.
– St. John Bosco

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Take some time to contemplate the vision of St. John Bosco and what it means for the Church and for your own ‘domestic Church’. As we approach the feast of St. John Bosco (January 31st), ask for his intercession to help you center your life on a devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Holy Eucharist.

St. John Bosco, pray for us!


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Live the Faith! A Battle Plan

January 14, 2020

“But as for you, man of God, shun all this; aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the Good Fight of the Faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
– 1 Timothy 6:11

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

As Catholics, we are engaged in a spiritual battle. Every morning we have to get up and make a decision to choose the good despite the temptations that the Devil seeks to destroy us with. Knowing that we are engaged in this battle, it would be foolish to enter it without a battle plan. Take some advice from John Sablan and form your own personal battle plan to grow in virtue and combat vice.

John Sablan is a featured speaker in TMIY Year 5 – The Fight of Faith. Available now.


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Live the Faith! Growing in Virtue

December 31, 2019

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
– John 15:5

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

We simply cannot hope to grow in virtue and holiness by relying solely upon ourselves. Often times we aren’t even aware what virtues we should be growing in. Let us look to the Holy Spirit for the grace and guidance to make small changes toward virtue in our lives.

At the dawn of this new year and decade, make a solemn resolution to do this at the beginning of each month: Ask the Holy Spirit in prayer, “What is one small change You are giving me the grace to make, that will have the biggest positive impact on my life this month?” Make this commitment to abide in the Holy Spirit and seek the wisdom of God, and you will surely grow in virtue.


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Live the Faith! The Urgency of Men’s Leadership

December 17, 2019

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
– Proverbs 27:17

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Living a life of virtue and holiness is not easy to do on our own. We need, of course, to rely first upon God and then upon our families, but we also need community in brotherhood. As brothers we can support one another, hold each other accountable, and inspire one another toward being saintly men of Christ.

How can you strengthen the bonds of Christian brotherhood in your life and at your parish? Seek, this week, to reunite with your own brotherhood and call one another on toward holiness.

Paco Gavrilides is a featured speaker in TMIY  Year 5 – The Fight of Faith. Available now.


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Live the Faith! The Great Restoration

December 3, 2019

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and
terrible day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers
to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I
come and smite the land with a curse.”
– Malachi 4:5-6

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

We all know that there is a crisis of male leadership within our society and within the Church today. The bonds of fatherhood and sonship between men have been corroded by societal change and cultural decay. But we know for certain that God will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. We need only surrender to God’s will to help restore true masculinity and fatherhood into our world.

Take some time in prayer to think about where God is calling you to aid in the great restoration of true, Christian masculinity. Who are the men in your life that you can lead towards Christ and be an example of Christian masculinity for?

Paco Gavrilides is a featured speaker in TMIY  Year 5 – The Fight of Faith. Available now.


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Live the Faith! God is Preparing the Way

November 19, 2019

“It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you or forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed.”
– Deuteronomy 31:8

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Sharing the good news of the gospel can be very intimidating. Often we fear how we will be perceived or whether we have the capability to knowledgeably and convincingly share the truth of the gospel. Fortunately for us, we are not alone. God literally goes before us to soften hearts and stir up a desire for the truth in those people we will talk to. It isn’t left up to our  abilities to bring about conversion, and thank God for that! We simply have to go out and share the good news.

Spend some time in prayer this week and ask God where He is calling you to go, who He is calling you to reach out to; and remember that He will go before you to prepare the way.

Paco Gavrilides is a featured speaker in TMIY  Year 5 – The Fight of Faith. Available now.


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Live the Faith! Hopelessness is a Lie

November 5, 2019

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.”
– Psalm 42:11

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

If there’s any area of your life that exists without hope, it’s under the submission of a lie.” As Christians, we are called by Christ to always have hope. And that hope is not simply a holy optimism or a wish for the best outcome. It is trusting fully in the love and mercy of God, and living our lives every day with the belief in the promise of Christ and the expectation that He will come again.


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Live the Faith! Mentorship and JPII

October 22, 2019

“So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ as well as a partaker in the glory that is to be revealed. Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly, not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory. Likewise you that are younger be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.””
– 1 Peter 5:1-5

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

If not for the influence and mentorship of Jan Tyranowski, we may have never known Karol Wojtyła as Pope Saint John Paul II. Jan’s willingness to share the love of God and the beauty of the Church with the young men in his community resulted in more than ten men becoming priests and one of them becoming one of the greatest saints in modern history. Today, on the feast day of Pope Saint John Paul II, take some time to pray about who you might be able to help mentor or, if you need a mentor of your own, for God to send that person into your life.

Pope Saint John Paul the Great, Pray for us!

Sam Blair is a featured speaker in TMIY  Year 5 – The Fight of Faith. Available now.


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Live the Faith! Preparation and Mindset

October 8, 2019

“Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood
the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised
to those who love him.”
– James 1:12

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Many of us, when hearing that we are called to be Saints, might doubt ourselves and think it isn’t possible. We might think we are too sinful or that we don’t pray often enough, but one of the beautiful things about our faith is that we can become a little more saint-like each day. We just need to learn to persevere and maintain a growth mentality towards holiness.

Sam Blair is a featured speaker in TMIY  Year 5 – The Fight of Faith. Available now.


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