To the teenagers, college students, young adults, or those who don’t know what they want to be when they grow up… You are not alone. That was me, and in a way that is still me today.
I’ve always been a jack of all trades, master-of-none.
I like doing lots of different things.
I like people.
I like playing with kids.
I like math.
I like reading.
I like art.
I like trying new things.
I like dancing.
I like variety.
I was very lost in my early 20s.
As a result, I turned to self-help books and they all said the same thing… Imagine you could do anything – what would you do?
Or follow your passion! Your passion will lead you to success!
Well, I have many passions.
And if you told me to do just one I would be miserable.
I felt the books were written for everyone else.
For the person who had it all figured out.
For the person who knew who they were.
For the person who knew exactly what they wanted.
I was not into any one thing to bet my life on it.
So I spent most of this time wandering.
I wanted to be purposeful, but I was lost.
I struggled making a commitment, so I tried everything.
I even went back for my MBA because I was still uncertain.
I didn’t know what kind of career I wanted and I felt confused.
And looking back now I wish someone would of told me – It’s ok!
This period is about getting lost.
It’s about embracing the unknown.
It’s about developing who you are.
It’s about trying new things.
It’s about trust.
It’s about faith. *
Every morning start your day with this prayer, “God, today I put my life in your hands.
I trust You are putting me where you need me.”
And let the worries go!
Be present and loving to what is in front of you.
And this will lead you to greatness.
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’… let us bear in mind that unless we are humble we shall not only do no good, but we shall not be saved. “Unless you … become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” In order, then, to enter into the kingdom of heaven, we must become children, not in age, but in humility. St. Gregory says that as pride is a sign of reprobation, so humility is a mark of predestination.’
–St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Doctor of the Church
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“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” –St. Joan of Arc
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Happy New Year!
Jesus makes all things new!
New Year’s Resolutions✨🌠🎉
If I may suggest a new year’s resolution, I would suggest that it be resolved to spend 2 or 3 more minutes in prayer every day than is currently spent in prayer. That way, the reader need not feel as if I am asking that a Holy Hour be made each and every day, especially given a quote from an Archbishop of New York. “It is not particularly difficult to find thousands who will spend two or three hours a day in exercising, but if you ask them to bend their knees to God in five minutes of prayer, they protest that it is too long.” ― Fulton J. Sheen
All I am suggesting is 2 or 3 minutes more than you currently spend in prayer. If you currently spend 18 to 20 minutes a day in prayer, please consider expanding it to 20 to 25 minutes. If you currently spend no time in daily prayer, I am asking that you consider adding 2 minutes each day to your routine.
If spontaneous prayer is not “your thing”, no issue. There are multiple on-line resources that offer daily meditations or reflections, the bulk of which are probably only 2 or 3 minutes in length. Add one each day, and in no time, you will be amazed at the random times that a topic or thought presented during your reflection will surface during the day.
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Sarah Swafford CONSECRATE CALIFORNIA TO MARY #prayforcalifornia www.consecratecalifornia.com THIS SATURDAY 9th at 12:00 To defeat the Culture of Death.
Tell & Bring your family and friends! 🙏❤️🕊🇺🇸🇻🇦
Via @sarahswafford18 & @libuttiangelo 🕊🇻🇦
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“All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the sacrifice of God for man.” -St. John Vianney, Cure d’Ars
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A priest brought his friend, a Jewish man named Lello Pegna, to visit Padre Pio in 1919. Pegna was completely blind in both eyes. The priest had brought him to Padre Pio in the hopes of his friend being cured. Padre Pio told Pegna, “The Lord will not grant you the grace of physical sight unless you first receive sight for your soul. After you are baptized, then the Lord will give you your sight.” A few months later Pegna returned baptized despite the protests of his family. In the following months his sight was fully restored. For the next thirty years, his sight remained perfect.
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#TheStarMovie voice actor @patriciaheaton discusses playing Edith the Cow, one of the animals who witnesses the Nativity in the delightful animated film, currently in theaters…
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Notre Dame law professor, Amy Barrett was approved by the Senate, 55-43. Democrats object, saying she has “A long history of believing that your religious beliefs should prevail” in whatever decision we are called upon to make.
Thank you and God bless you Amy Barrett for standing up for our faith and country. 🙏🕊🇺🇸🇻🇦
Prayer to St. Thomas More for Public Servants
O Glorious St. Thomas More, Holy Patron of Statesmen, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, your life of prayer and penance and your zeal for justice, integrity and firm principle in public and family life led you to the path of martyrdom and sainthood. Intercede for our Statesmen, Politicians, Judges and Lawyers, that they may be courageous in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life, the foundation of all other rights. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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“In your opinion, what would be the best way of summarizing the long pontificate of John Paul II? All those very productive years can be traced back to the three pillars of his interior life, which were the Cross, the Eucharist, and the Blessed Virgin, Crux, Hostia, et Virgo. His extraordinary faith sought the foundations for its strength only in the most ordinary tools of the Christian life.” -Cardinal Robert Sarah