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Recipe for Holiness: Ingredient #3 Fortitude

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"If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking."James 1:5  Where I lack the greatest wisdom without a doubt is in discerning the Will of God. There are several factors that block my clearly hearing God speak in my life - primarily my own voice and will are often drowning out God's voice. A very anxious person by nature - I erroneously believe the more of my life I control; the better my life will be. I seem to have this crazy notion that I know better than the creator of the universe what is needed for me to be happy.  

God is not in the happiness business - he is in the holiness business.  Paradoxical however,  the more I order my life to holiness - the truly happier I will be. Not the fading worldly happy but a much deeper, "it can't be taken away from you" joy! His ways are always 'different and higher' (Isaiah 55) from any ideas I may hold onto.   I see tomorrow, and the next day - he sees…

Year of Faith News and Retreat

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Catechist's Journey blog, by Joe Paprocki, is posting a month long online retreat based on the Year of Faith theme.  He is using his book, A Well-built Faith, as a resource.  This link gives an introduction to the retreat, which began last Monday:  Preparing for a Year of Faith.  You can start the retreat at any time and make your own schedule.

Vatican Radio's has posted the official calendar of events for the Year of Faith at this link:  Vatican Radio - Year of Faith: Official calendar of Events.