Category: Strength

Fearless: The Holy Boldness of Jesus and the Saints

March 13, 2015
“I do not care very much what men say of me, provided that God approves of me.” – St. Thomas More “Be brave! Do not be led by what others think or say.” – St. John Bosco “You snakes! You brood of vipers!” Jesus thundered, “You whitewashed tombs!” His followers were aghast. Didn’t Jesus realize […]

Relentless Forward Progress: What running 100 miles taught me about the spiritual life

January 5, 2015
Whenever someone finds out I’ve run a 100 mile race, they usually ask two questions; “why?” and “how?” The first question is hard, if not impossible, to answer. If it isn’t immediately obvious why someone would want to do this, then I probably won’t be able to explain. For most people who run these things, […]

St. Joseph, Pray for Us

May 1, 2014
Pull out your highlighters. What word stands out most when you read Matthew 1:24? Isn’t it that small, overused, three-letter word our English teachers told us to avoid? “When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded.” Joseph did. It’s that simple. Saint Joseph is the patron saint of workers and fathers, […]

Get Your Beard On: A Call to Untrimmed Spirituality in a Clean-Shaven World

March 31, 2014
The following is a guest post from Tyler Blanski—a writer who possesses a beard of medieval proportions. Tyler is the author of When Donkeys Talk and Mud and Poetry. From bearded indie rockers to hipster barkeeps, facial hair is in. And with it come rumors of a holy renaissance. Men and women everywhere are rediscovering the hairy […]

Putting the Gentle in Gentleman

July 24, 2013
  “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.” – St. Francis de Sales If we’re honest, most of us would have to admit that gentleness isn’t high on the list of manly qualities we hope to possess. We want to be tough, we want to be strong, we want to be […]

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