From Pro soccer player to the Priesthood ⚽️🙏🏼
Chase Hilgenbrinck was a successful pro soccer player who spent four seasons in Chile before returning to the U.S. He played for the New England Revolution before experiencing a call to the priesthood and leaving behind his soccer career to enter seminary. In 2014, he was ordained a priest in the diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where he currently serves.
“Everything I learned in sports – such as the sacrifice of training hard, solidarity, working as a team – are things I also have to do in the Christian life. What I experienced in soccer helped me a lot to have all the virtues to lead a good Christian life.”—Father Chase
To watch Fr. Chase’s inspiring convention story please Click the Link on my bio page or swipe up on my storyline. 🙏🏼⚽️🕊✝️🙏🏼 Article by Catholic News Agency @catholicnewsagency // @catholic_truth
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Reckless Love – Cory Asbury (singing with @emilydolan_ 💕🎸🎤) 🎥 @laurencostabile // @eguino13 || @theboscobeats ||
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Join us in praying for @carlyrosewalker ❤️🙏 || Below is the message she wrote:
“Thank you all so much for your prayers and for all of the wonderful support you have given us. Unfortunately, we have received more hard news and need your prayers even more. At the follow-up appointment with our neurosurgeon, we were told that the tumor is worse than originally thought and that I have brain cancer that will need further treatment.
I will be starting radiation and chemotherapy at MD Anderson in July, and the treatment will last between 6-12 months. At this time, there is no cure for this cancer and the statistics of reoccurrence are unfavorable. But nobody knows what the future holds. For all of us, each day is a gift and our Lord is able to do all things.
There is much hope in the research and advancements that are being done at MD Anderson. The goal is to cure cancer. While this calling is critically important and life changing, literally life saving, it isn’t our ultimate hope.
This world is not our home. Suffering exists here because we are made for heaven. We are all broken in some way. Our hope is in Jesus.
I’m so grateful for my life with Kaleb. I want to be here for my girls. I want to watch them grow. I want to teach them to know Jesus and to know their identity of being a beloved daughter of God. I want them to know their worth, the inherent worth of each person and the deep and unwavering love of Jesus. But above all, I want to do God’s will.
Thank you for all of our family, friends, community members and doctors. I know I am not alone. Above all, I want to be a saint. Our mother Mary loves us and intercedes for us. She takes our prayers to her son, Jesus, who loves us so much.
If you know of any blessed saints that are waiting on a miracle for canonization, we would love to know about them and have them intercede on our behalf.
Please pray for our family as we travel the path laid before us. We will fight, we will hope and we will trust in Jesus.
I love each of you.”
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@omariamedia grants a PREVIEW of Episode 9 | “The Catechism of the Catholic Church 120-141” by #SisterOMaria.
#ReadtheCCC in advance – paragraphs 120 to 141 – today at bit.ly/ccc2018.
What did you learn from it? Were there any parts that struck you or made you think deeper? Who will you share your new knowledge with today and every day?
Repost and share.
#TheCatechismoftheCatholicChurch analysis at #OMariaMedia • Ora et Labora
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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all parents, priests, and especially to the successor of St. Peter, Pope Francis! Let’s keep him in our prayers. 🙏❤️🕊🇻🇦
O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;
Grant, we pray, that by word and example
he may be of service to those over whom he presides
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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A powerful & simple monument to honor the women in our lives – in Magdala, Israel (home of Mary Magdalen).
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“What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And, without the love of Jesus, everything is useless.” -St. John Paul II
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Suffering with dignity.
“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.”
Via @frmichaelsliney 🕊🇻🇦
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Let’s pray for all those people who are without true joy especially those within our church. May God change their hearts and fill them with joy! May all Catholics be known as the joyful people who bring the gospel to all!
“Act in a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. Sow happiness about you because you have received much from God.” -St. Faustina
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“New Evangelization is the work of the whole Church — lay, ordained, and consecrated. It’s about friends, family, and co-workers reaching out to one another and proclaiming the truth of Christ using all available means — conversation, personal witness, media, and the vast array of intellectual and spiritual riches the Church has built up in her two-thousand-year history. It’s about simple acts of kindness, simple challenges issued in love, and simple questions asked with sincerity. More fundamentally, the New Evangelization is more for the baptized than the unbaptized. It’s for those who’ve been inadequately catechized but all too adequately secularized, and it’s for those who’ve been de-Christianized in the very process of being sacramentalized.” -Dr. Scott Hahn, Evangelizing Catholics: A Mission Manual for the New Evangelization
Via @frgoyo & @scottwhahn 🕊🇻🇦
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