Live the Faith! Remembering Fr. Michael Scanlan

September 25, 2018

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you.
– Psalm 55:22

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:
Be bold in your prayer! Rather than prayer being the last thing to do, ask for faith and trust to believe that prayer is the first thing to do in any decision-making or with any need or desire.

Our Father, you are the giver of every good gift! I ask for the faith to believe more fully in your providence today and to entrust this specific need to you: [state your need here]. Guide my steps to follow your will and carry out what you desire in your peace.

Live the Faith! The Call to Sainthood

September 18, 2018

“He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

– 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:
“The saint is the one who gives his mess completely to Jesus.” Is there a persistent sin or weakness in your life that you can’t seem to overcome? Have you offered it to Jesus? Pray for the virtue of humility so that you may see your total dependence on Christ and His unfailing and sufficient grace in your life.

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

Live the Faith! Martial Arts for Your Spiritual Life

September 11, 2018

“Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.

– 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:
What is one sin that you seem to always confess? Is there a temptation or emotion that seems to “trigger” it? Pray and consider how, when faced with that temptation in the future, you can use the trigger for the good of the other, such as interceding in that moment as Jason suggests.

Come, Holy Spirit…
guide our minds with thy blest light,
with love our hearts inflame;
and with thy strength, which ne’er decays,
confirm our mortal frame.
–       Excerpt from the Veni Creator Spiritus hymn

Live the Faith! The Hour of Prayer

September 4, 2018

“Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

– Acts 3:1

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:
Set an alarm to go off at 3 pm every day this week as a reminder to take a few minutes to pray, recalling the time of our Lord’s death and the incredible divine mercy of God.

You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us. O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fountain of Mercy for us, I trust in You!