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The Fortitudinous Man Endures for What He Loves

more hate can mean more endurance One of the great errors of today’s sloganeering society is the demand we choose love or hate.  Hate is when you don’t accept a person as they are, or something.  Love is when you let the person by who they are, or something. But

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The Fortitudinous Man Endures for the Reward of God Himself.

perseverance on the path Looking at Biblical figures and stories of the Saints we find several examples of people who exemplified the virtue of fortitude; people like St. Thomas Moore who overcame great difficulty, temptation, and intense and often long suffering. These are prime examples of individuals who have allowed

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The Fortitudinous Man Draws Strength from Christ

strong weakness and focus on the right thing What weakness can make us strong? How can falling into sin strengthen us in the future? Falling into sin (weakness) is a wound to your spiritual self, a deep gash; and, after being wounded comes healing (reconciliation and penance) and tough scar

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The Fortitudinous Man Perseveres

marriage, new life, and Perseverance My wife and I practice natural family planning, but that wasn’t always the case.  Natural family planning (NFP) is a method for understanding and working with natural fertility cycles within a marriage. We have done this for about 8 years now.  We were not always

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The Faithful Man Avoids Pride

a story of a fallen monk (and faith vs. pride) In Father Sergius, a short story by Leo Tolstoy, a wealthy Russian nobleman enters a monastery under questionable motives, but ended up genuinely striving for holiness and virtue, and even finding that the battle for sanctity was worth it! Despite his

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The Faithful Man’s Way of Life Proves His Faith

Forgiveness is for the forgiven and the forgiver The theme of being faithful in small things is often discussed in relation to personal responsibility, “the little duty of each moment” as St. Josemaria Escriva writes. This application of the principle is true and good. One’s capacity for responsibility does increase

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The Fortitudinous Man Endures for What He Loves

more hate can mean more endurance One of the great errors of today’s sloganeering society is the demand we choose love or hate.  Hate is when you don’t accept a person as they are, or something.  Love is when you let the person by who they are, or something. But

Read More...

The Fortitudinous Man Endures for the Reward of God Himself.

perseverance on the path Looking at Biblical figures and stories of the Saints we find several examples of people who exemplified the virtue of fortitude; people like St. Thomas Moore who overcame great difficulty, temptation, and intense and often long suffering. These are prime examples of individuals who have allowed

Read More...

The Fortitudinous Man Draws Strength from Christ

strong weakness and focus on the right thing What weakness can make us strong? How can falling into sin strengthen us in the future? Falling into sin (weakness) is a wound to your spiritual self, a deep gash; and, after being wounded comes healing (reconciliation and penance) and tough scar

Read More...

The Fortitudinous Man Perseveres

marriage, new life, and Perseverance My wife and I practice natural family planning, but that wasn’t always the case.  Natural family planning (NFP) is a method for understanding and working with natural fertility cycles within a marriage. We have done this for about 8 years now.  We were not always

Read More...

The Faithful Man Avoids Pride

a story of a fallen monk (and faith vs. pride) In Father Sergius, a short story by Leo Tolstoy, a wealthy Russian nobleman enters a monastery under questionable motives, but ended up genuinely striving for holiness and virtue, and even finding that the battle for sanctity was worth it! Despite his

Read More...

The Faithful Man’s Way of Life Proves His Faith

Forgiveness is for the forgiven and the forgiver The theme of being faithful in small things is often discussed in relation to personal responsibility, “the little duty of each moment” as St. Josemaria Escriva writes. This application of the principle is true and good. One’s capacity for responsibility does increase

Read More...
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