41 Books Bookmark Reading

5 Best Books for Catholic Leaders

Especially in an age where we are required to spend an increasing amount of time in front of screens and pixels, it can be restorative to pick up a book ...
40 Solidarity Woman Helping Elderly

5 Things to Know about Solidarity

The notion of Six Degrees of Separation suggests that each of us is separated from everybody else on the planet by only six degrees of separation, or even less. In ...
39 Yellow Flowers Care Of Environment

5 Things to Know about the Environment

“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, ...
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5 Things to Know about the Dignity of Workers

Have you ever found yourself in such a state of frenzy to get your work done that you pulled an all-nighter? Have you ever stopped eating, except for pop-tarts while ...
37 See Christ In Poor

5 Things to Know about the Preferential Option for the Poor

"Love for others, and in the first place love for the poor, in whom the Church sees Christ in himself, is made concrete in the promotion of justice." St. John ...
36 Stop Sign Human Rights

5 Things to Know about Human Rights

In an article published back in 1991, Mary Ann Glendon warned, “A tendency to frame nearly every social controversy in terms of a clash of rights (a woman's right to ...
35 Sunrise Call To Participation Hike

5 Things to Know about the Call to Family, Community, and Participation

Smoking marijuana in one’s room, watching pornography secretly, cheating a tax system… how do these actions affect community? To what extent I am called to participate in community and how ...
34 Baby Feet Human Dignity

5 Things to Know about Human Dignity

To engage the culture means to communicate with it in order to communicate to it. To engage the culture we need to understand the principles of thought that allow for ...
33 Fingers Holding Bottle Details

How to Find God in the Small Things

Jessica Powers was a twentieth century Wisconsin poet who eventually became a Carmelite sister. During her religious life, she continued to write, penning poems with an appreciable blend of clarity ...
32 Business Man Meaningless And Emptiness In Busyness

Busyness is not the Enemy

The old adage goes that a man wanted to figure out why he was so busy, but he just didn’t have the time to do it. Do you feel the ...
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The Value of Building Community

“My true personality will be fulfilled in the Mystical Christ in this one way above all: that through me, Christ and His Spirit will be able to love you and ...
30 Candle Silence Prayer

Words Come from Silence

The Power of Silence by Cardinal Sarah suggests that noise has become a dictator in the modern world, and we need to intentionally and perhaps even violently remove ourselves from ...
29 Man Playing Guitar Leisure Relaxation

Work and Leisure

Isn’t it surprising that monks could have something to teach busy modern people about how to live their busy modern lives well? But it’s true. The timeless truths about human ...
28 Rocks Balance Productivity

Beyond the Balanced Life

“I used to try to take each day as it came… You know, live one day at a time,” Charlie Brown says to Linus in one Peanuts comic strip. “My ...
27 Workplace Celebration Food

Making Room for Christian Celebration

Our work life focuses us very much on efficiency and productivity. This often makes us feel relative to our work instead of seeing work as relative to us and to ...
26 Integration Is From Above Holy Spirit

Christian Time Management Tips

There just doesn't seem to be enough time to do it all, right? How do you choose between spending time on work, family, personal prayer, or friendship? Let’s look at ...
25 Katherine Drexel Charity Work

St. Katherine Drexel

“The patient and humble endurance of the cross, whatever nature it may be, is the highest work we have to do.” – St. Katherine Drexel Can social activism and the ...
24 Mary Connected Pattern

Hierarchy and Center

Faith, work, and family require a variety of different decisions, which can make the spheres feel quite distinct, quite disintegrated from each other. Yet all things are connected, close and ...
23 Integrated Life Conversation Charity

Why Charity is Important for an Integrated Life

“At the end of our life, we shall all be judged by charity.” – St. John of the Cross All of us seek to live a cohesive life, where our ...
22 Hiking Boots Grit

Qualities of the Missionary Evangelizer, Part 3

Grit: “Firmness of mind or spirit.” “Unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.”— Merriam Webster. Warren Buffet apparently drinks about five cans of Coca-Cola a day. Reportedly he ...
21 John Bosco Mentorship

St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco experienced a series of visionary dreams during his lifetime. In one of them, he saw a vast ocean with fleets of enemy ships in it, all battling ...
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St. Marianne Cope

“Let us make best use of the fleeting moments. They will not return.” –St. Marianne Cope A saint who practically defines for us what it means to be a missionary ...
19 Host Communion Christian Daring

Qualities of the Missionary Evangelizer, Part 2

To dare. “To have sufficient courage.” “To have the courage to contend against, venture, or try.” – Merriam Webster. Daring is a strong word. What does it call to mind ...
18 Binoculars Vision Missionary

Qualities of the Missionary Evangelizer, Part 1

Vision: “The act or power of seeing.” “A manifestation to the senses of something immaterial.” –Merriam Webster. What are the qualities that a missionary evangelizer needs to be effective in ...
17 Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

“The union of my soul with God is my wealth in poverty and joy in deepest affliction.” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton As we examine the lives of saints who ...
16 New Direction Evangelization Path

The New Evangelization

When Our Lord left this earth, he sent his followers with the mission to make disciples of all people: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Following ...
15 Pursuit Of Excellence

3 Lessons on the Pursuit of Greatness

What do monks, Olympians, and entrepreneurs all share in common? At first glance, it is the differences between the three callings that appear most starkly. Monks devote their life to ...
14 Starting With Mission Why

Simon Sinek and the Church’s Mission

Why is Apple so much more innovative than its competitors? Why did the Wright Brothers, not more qualified or highly financed flight students, make the first flight? Simon Sinek, professor ...
13 Teamwork And Organziational Synergy

The Mystical Body and Organizational Synergy

When Amazon acquired Whole Foods in 2017, it did so because it saw potential in the union; the acquisition was an opportunity for a greater sharing of resources and more ...
12 Fierce Conversations In The Desert

Business Skills in the Bible, Part 3

“In any situation, the person who can most accurately describe reality without laying blame will emerge as the leader, whether designated or not.” - Susan Scott Executive coach Susan Scott ...
11 Homobonus Cloth Merchant

St. Homobonus

If you know your Latin, you’ll know that St. Homobonus’ name literally means “good man.” What a fitting name for a great, and underappreciated, saint! St. Homobonus is a special ...
10 Frances Xavier Cabrini

Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini

The Cabrini Shrine is situated in Golden, Colorado. The plot of land was negotiated and purchased in 1910 by a religious sister, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, who wanted to use ...
9 Business Communication Mission

Business Skills in the Bible, Part 2

What characterizes the best leader, employer, or mentor you’ve had the opportunity to know? Likely the great leaders you’ve been most influenced by have been characterized by the catching force ...
8 Paul Leadership

Business Skills in the Bible, Part 1

“It is certain that at the time of early Christians, no one covered as many kilometers as he did over land and over the seas, with the sole aim of ...
7 Mountain Challenge Daring

Be Bold: Greatness Requires Daring

What makes a person truly great? One way of measuring greatness is by desire or thirst. How much we want to get a new job or acquire a new skill ...
6 Damien Of Molaki Grave

St. Damien of Molokai

The famous poet Robert Louis Stevenson visited the island of Molokai while sick with tuberculosis and described how he was struck at his island landing by the “abominable deformation of ...
5 Servant Leadership Fellowship

Christian Leadership

“I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire,” Martha Stewart once said. “There’s no difference in how seriously you take the job.” Stewart may have been ...