Union With God | Lenten Series 2019 | Week 7

For a Christian, the goal of the virtuous life is union with God. Our Lord told us that Heaven is to know God and Jesus Christ whom he sent. By using the virtues to perfect our ability to know, we are preparing our soul to know God in Heaven. This path of human formation through …

The Gentle Virtues | Lenten Series 2019 | Week 6

“The qualities to be fostered in a human formation program are freedom, openness, honesty and flexibility, joy and inner peace, generosity and justice, personal maturity, interpersonal skills, common sense, aptitude for ministry, and growth “in moral sensibility and character.””[1] As we near the end of our Lenten focus on building a virtuous life, we might …

Chastity in Every Vocation | Lenten Series 2019 | Week 5

Human formation for celibacy should aim toward an affective maturity, which is the ability to live a true and responsible love. Signs of affective maturity in the candidate are prudence, vigilance over body and spirit, compassion and care for others, ability to express and acknowledge emotions, and a capacity to esteem and respect interpersonal relationships …