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The Just Man Does Not Demand More Than He Deserves

JUSTICE ISN’T ENTITLEMENT For the man who humbly lives in the created reality of God, justice is not merely the right ordering of society, but his delight.  “Precious store there is and good cheer where justice dwells” (Proverbs 21:20, Knox).  In the broadest sense, justice is everything “right.”  (The Latin

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The Just Man Worships God Worthily at Holy Mass

Communion only reaches its true depths when it is supported and surrounded by adoration. The Eucharistic Presence in the tabernacle does not set another view of the Eucharist alongside or against the Eucharistic celebration, but simply signifies its complete fulfillment (Joseph Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy, 90). ADORATION AND COMMUNION There

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The Fortitudinous Man is Patient

IMPATIENCE AND LOSING FATHERHOOD In a technological world of instant gratification, it has become very difficult to be patient for anything to come full circle, whether it’s personal goals or products arriving in the mail.  The patient man or woman is usually a simple man or woman with the ability

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The Fortitudinous Man is Strengthened by the Scriptures

From the Fraternus Book for the 29th Sunday of OT: Fortitude requires strength of will. The Christian gains strength from Sacred Scripture. Therefore… The fortitudinous man is strengthenedby the scriptures. YOU NEED THE BIBLE It is important for mentors, especially when we begin to encourage the reading of scripture, to encourage each

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The Fortitudinous Man Endures Persecution

From the Fraternus Book for the 28th Sunday of OT: Fortitude is endurance in the face of danger, suffering and difficulty. Faithful Christians will always face persecutions (Christ promised it). Therefore… The fortitudinous man endures persecution. We Will Have to endure Persecution To speak of virtue is to speak of action –

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The Fortitudinous Man is Not Timid Before the World

From the Fraternus Book for the 27th Sunday of OT: Fortitude, sometimes known as courage, acknowledges something as fearful. But it also boldly faces that fear. Therefore… The fortitudinous man is not timid before the world. Fraternus Book, Vol 1 of 3, pg 44 Are Non-Violent Saints Wimps? In “average” men there is an understandable fear

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Welder working on a sheet of metal

The Just Man Does Not Demand More Than He Deserves

JUSTICE ISN’T ENTITLEMENT For the man who humbly lives in the created reality of God, justice is not merely the right ordering of society, but his delight.  “Precious store there is and good cheer where justice dwells” (Proverbs 21:20, Knox).  In the broadest sense, justice is everything “right.”  (The Latin

Read More...
Holy man praying in silence

The Just Man Worships God Worthily at Holy Mass

Communion only reaches its true depths when it is supported and surrounded by adoration. The Eucharistic Presence in the tabernacle does not set another view of the Eucharist alongside or against the Eucharistic celebration, but simply signifies its complete fulfillment (Joseph Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy, 90). ADORATION AND COMMUNION There

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A Man climbing up a wall

The Fortitudinous Man is Patient

IMPATIENCE AND LOSING FATHERHOOD In a technological world of instant gratification, it has become very difficult to be patient for anything to come full circle, whether it’s personal goals or products arriving in the mail.  The patient man or woman is usually a simple man or woman with the ability

Read More...
Statue of Man facing left

The Fortitudinous Man is Strengthened by the Scriptures

From the Fraternus Book for the 29th Sunday of OT: Fortitude requires strength of will. The Christian gains strength from Sacred Scripture. Therefore… The fortitudinous man is strengthenedby the scriptures. YOU NEED THE BIBLE It is important for mentors, especially when we begin to encourage the reading of scripture, to encourage each

Read More...
Golden suit of armor

The Fortitudinous Man Endures Persecution

From the Fraternus Book for the 28th Sunday of OT: Fortitude is endurance in the face of danger, suffering and difficulty. Faithful Christians will always face persecutions (Christ promised it). Therefore… The fortitudinous man endures persecution. We Will Have to endure Persecution To speak of virtue is to speak of action –

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hidden man sitting in front of wall

The Fortitudinous Man is Not Timid Before the World

From the Fraternus Book for the 27th Sunday of OT: Fortitude, sometimes known as courage, acknowledges something as fearful. But it also boldly faces that fear. Therefore… The fortitudinous man is not timid before the world. Fraternus Book, Vol 1 of 3, pg 44 Are Non-Violent Saints Wimps? In “average” men there is an understandable fear

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