Come what may, let us persevere. Cling to God, surround yourself with good counsel and friends who care not only for your material good, but your spiritual good. Dance, sing and play. Listen to music and sing in your car with the window down. Trials, temptations, disappointments will come, don't be surprised, rather be prepared like a warrior for battle. Be not afraid, you are not alone!
The title says it all. I was asked to write a few articles for CatholicMatch.com and this one was just in time for Valentines day. View the original article on their website by clicking here.
Is it me or has St. Valentine’s Day become all about spending money, the color red, flowers, chocolate, lingerie, sex and little teddy bears? The marketing and commercialization of it all seems to imply that love is only about erotic passions and material romantic gestures. For some of us it has become Single Awareness Day. Let’s start a singles’ revolution. We are created for love and if you want love, then may I suggest that we celebrate this day by becoming a genuine gift. Our creed and battle hymn: “Come to know Love, give Love and be Love.” Let me elaborate a bit.
Poem/Quote: A favorite, from Pope John Paul II. We need saints who wear jeans, tennis shoes, go to the movies...
I would like to share a poem I read, which was inspired by Pope John Paul II who called on the youth to become Saints. I have yet to pinpoint when and where this quote from JPII came from, but I learned about it when in Brazil and the text is found online in Portuguese. Here is one of the best translations.
We Need Saints
We need saints without veil or cassock.
We need saints who wear jeans and sneakers.
We need saints who go to the movies,
listen to music and hang out with friends.
We need saints who put God in first place,
but who let go of their power.
We need saints who have time everyday to pray
and who know how to date in purity and chastity,
or who consecrate their chastity.
The following article was featured on CatholicMatch.com. You can check out the original post on their website.
From the moment I took my first solo flight at age 9 to South America, my heart was set as a traveler. I was off to see the world!
Eventually I began dreaming the Hollywood dream and around the age of 18 I actually started living it.
After eight years as a professional model and actor my soul was body slammed by God and I was stunned before the Eucharist; I was called by name and transformed!
My life had a new passion – the Passion of Jesus Christ.
Two years before my conversion, Cosmo magazine had selected me as one of America’s 50 Most Eligible Bachelors.
But it wasn’t true. I wasn’t such a catch; I didn’t have God in my life.
While in Rome Italy in April 2010 as part of preparation for World Youth Day, Rome Reports interviewed me about our preparations for World Youth Day in Madrid.
From coast to coast, and continent to continent I am filled with experiences, thoughts, ideas and recommendations.