50 Travel Cross Nature

How to Keep God in Your Day When You’re Traveling

The Lord will guard you from all evil; He will guard your soul. The Lord will guard your coming and going Both now and forever. -Psalm 121: 7-8 The U.S. Travel Association reported that direct spending on leisure travel by domestic and international travelers totaled $718.4 billion in 2017, and nearly three out of four […]

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5 More Books Every Catholic Business Person Should Read

Not too long ago, we discussed five business books that every Catholic leader should read. In this follow-up post, we’ll look at five more books of merit— five influential books with lessons on leadership, the nature of success, or human nature. So, pick them up at your library, buy a copy for your Kindle, or […]

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Learning from Laborem Exercens

In this and the next few blog posts, we will be looking at St. John Paul II’s encyclical Laborem Exercens, honing in on some of the saint’s key insights and relating them to our business life today. The first major point St. John Paul II focuses on is how work is subordinate to man, a […]

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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 and turn its paper pages. Whether you do your reading on your iPhone or demand the smell of ink and paper, here are five of […]

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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 and mystery, of strong spiritual themes as well as an understanding of human nature. In “The Flower of Love,” she wrote: Blessed are they who […]

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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 same way? Most of us fall into the trap of thinking that we are too busy. But this is a trap; it is a mistake […]

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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 all men and God the Father in a way that would be possible in no one else.” – Thomas Merton, Seeds of Contemplation No man […]

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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 its clutches. “Sounds and emotions detach us from ourselves, whereas silence always forces man to reflect upon his own life,” the Cardinal writes. Is this […]

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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 nature that have guided monk’s lives throughout the centuries hold lessons for busy 21st century leaders too. Are you ready to hear one of them? […]

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