God’s Mercy and the Culture of Vocations

My dad is a golfer. When my brother and I were young, my dad enjoyed taking us to the course and teaching us to play. First to the driving range, then a little time to practice putting, and, eventually, nine holes of golf

Prayer is essential in striving for holiness

We hear and read much about the universal call to holiness. The human excursion toward eternal life, which was offered a deeper understanding by the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council, is an easy reminder for preachers and writers. All the faithful of Christ are invited to strive for the holiness and perfection of their own proper state (Lumen Gentium 42).

No one has greater love that this; to lay down one's life for one's friends

How often do we really have the opportunity to sacrifice for another?  Perhaps you can recall a time when parents have made a sacrifice for their children and when spouses have made a sacrifice for each other. These selfless acts are daily occurrences for many.