4 Vincent De Paul

St. Vincent de Paul

“Our vocation is to go and enflame the hearts of men, to do what the Son of God did, He Who brought fire into the world to set it alight with His love. What else can we wish for, than for it to burn and consume all things?” – St. Vincent de Paul These words of […]

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42 California Missions Junipero Serra

St. Junipero Serra

Visiting California’s missions is a beautiful experience. The unique characteristics of each mission are striking, from the swallows of San Juan Capistrano to the lonely ruins of Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. The fragments of paint, adobe, or plants that exist from the time the first missionaries sweated on the land almost feel like relics. […]

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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 also spends about 80% of the day reading and recommends that other people read at least 500 pages a day. Buffett believes that reading and […]

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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 for you? Astronauts… Professional poker players… Christians? The reality is that daring has a vital place, both in business and in evangelization. Along with vision, […]

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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 his work? The key qualities of a successful evangelizer are in fact quite similar to the characteristics that a business person or entrepreneur needs to […]

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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 this mission is a pathway to holiness that all are called to walk. Christ’s commission to go to all nations might make us think first […]

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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 of humble yet confident leadership. Great leaders are grounded in knowledge of themselves and the world around them; they then place that humility at the […]

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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 proclaiming the Gospel.” – Pope Benedict XVI If you think about it closely, communication seems an impossible task. First, articulate in your limited vocabulary the […]

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