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 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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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 philosophy has changed,” he continues resignedly, “I’m down to half-a-day at a time!” Life always seems to “catch up” and we often seem to “fall […]

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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 the expansion of our human spirit. Even if we’re not in a factory, we can begin to feel like part of an assembly line instead […]

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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 some tips for time management, both from secular thinkers and Catholic time management gurus like St. Thomas More. Time x 2 What if you could […]

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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 far, and a better understanding of charity is the best place to start looking for a more meaningful, integrated life. Through the lenses of charity, […]

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