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Shouldn’t it be my own initiative?

vocación When it comes to vocation, shouldn’t a person decide for himself? Doesn’t each person have to respond for himself before God?

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The kitten syndrome

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Do I act like a kitten sometimes? When everything goes my way and everyone’s being nice to me, cute and cuddly, but if something doesn´t go how I would have hoped or someone hurts my feelings: Claws! Hissing! Things get ugly!

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Choosing Your Attitude

attitude“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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Brutal trials

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Don’t be afraid, young apostle, to open your heart to all that Christ wants to share with you... embrace the cross, and you will soon discover that it is the gateway to His Heart

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Sentimental Liturgical life

sentimental liturgical life
Feelings are inconstant. The whole point of our interior life and liturgical life is to unite ourselves to God and to love Him every day more.

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The phlegmatic temperament – “Let’s do things the easy way.”

PhlegmaticThe phlegmatic reacts weakly and slowly to things. They have good hearts, even though sometimes others can perceive them to be somewhat indifferent...

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The choleric temperament – “Let’s do things my way.”

cholericThis is the kind of temperament that makes for great saints or great sinners...

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The melancholic temperament – “Let’s do things the correct way.”

melancholicThe melancholic temperament reacts weakly and slowly to things.  However, if repeated, impressions are usually strong and long lasting, so much so that they don’t usually forget easily.  This is one of the introverted temperaments. 

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Spiritual Growth (Part II)

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A person who is not “Eucharistic” cannot be a true apostle. The true apostle intimately savors this gift of God himself and rejoices in the sweetness of His presence.

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The sanguine temperament - “Let’s do things the fun way.”

sanguineA person of sanguine temperament has quick and strong reactions to just about anything, although they’re short in duration and easily forgotten.  This is one of the extroverted temperaments.

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Introduction to the temperaments

4 temperaments We are all born with distinct personality traits and certain tendencies that affect our reactions and choices in life. Whatever temperament you have, it’s important to remember that it’s the one God gave you and the one He knows and expects you to get to Heaven with...

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Spiritual Growth (Part I)

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As the Apostle grows closer to his Divine Master, he grows in virtue and his love becomes manifest in his generosity, in his sacrifice, and his abandonment in God.

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Passions

Passions Well-channeled passions are like the motor of our life.  They are behind the greatest achievements in this world.

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Custodians of beauty

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What artists create has the ability to be beautiful and brilliantly inspiring... with that comes a great responsibility.

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Roses or thorns?

3 types of prayerHow many times have you chased after something you thought would make you happy? How many alluring scents of “roses” have seduced you and, in the end, turned out to be thorns of disappointment and sorrow?

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2 Types of “pray-ers”

3 types of prayer
The state of our spiritual life and maturity is reflected in the importance we give to our life of prayer.

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Do you like worms?

worms If I added up all the time I spend worrying about my physical appearance and my physical health, I bet it would be a lot more than all the time and importance I put into cultivating virtues in my soul...

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