Tagged: Virtue

A Phoenix

The resurgence of locally-sourced food and local farmers’ markets betrays a world that aches to reconnect with the land and a more wholesome way of life. Sadly, our oppressively disordered modern culture fails to...

What We Need

August 30th is the feast day of St. Rose of Lima, the first saint born of the Americas. Ad Imaginem Dei shares some beautiful art depicting the Patroness of Peru and of all America...

Disconcertingly Inspiring

Jeannie Ewing writes a beautifully simple perspective on existence for Integrated Catholic Life, Flourishing and Dying.  “Each day, we are called to die in some way. It’s our yes to God’s beckoning when Jesus...

Simple, But Not Easy

Scruples can be a torturous vice, but as with all vices, it is conquered by the perfect and simple practice of simple virtues.. Sean Mitchell at Those Catholic Men shares how he benefited from...

Mirror, Mirror

“…one of the most important facets of fairytales is that they hold up a ‘Mirror of scorn and pity towards Man.’” Joseph Pearce’s How J.R.R. Tolkien Used Middle-Earth to Reveal Who We Are from...

The Mountain

The importance of steadfastness during this eclipse of Holy Mother Church cannot be overstated. Facing the unknown often breeds a certain weakness of faith and trust in God, and so much more so does...

Agony of Life

Alan Scott over at Grow in Virtue writes about picking up that cross and continuing on through hard times.  Everyone goes through those stages when the “agony of life” drags you down, sometimes so...

Ponder the Sorrows

“Toleration,” according to the Catholic Encyclopedia “in general signifies patient forbearance in the presence of an evil which one is unable or unwilling to prevent.”  Sean Fitzpatrick’s article from Catholic Exchange, St. John Bosco and the Danger...

Literature and Secret Pride

This week we begin with a bit of classic poetry: The Art of Manliness presents Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the post Manvotional: The Ladder of St. Augustine. “Standing on what too long we bore...

Without Me…

“In order to understand how fundamental it is for the development of the Christian life to strive to acquire and maintain peace of heart, the first thing of which we must be convinced is...