Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel announced to the teenaged Hebrew girl Maryam (Mary) that she was to conceive and bear a child who would be "Son of the Most High" and "Emmanuel" or "God with us." She humbly accepts God's Will, saying "Amen" or "So be it."
This event known as "The Annunciation" is a TEMPLATE for HUMAN LIFE. If you want to be happy and successful, this is the blueprint. Tune in to hear more.
Here in the season of Lent in the Year of St. Joseph and on the eve of the Feast of St. Joseph, it is truly appropriate to reflect today on the virtues of St. Joseph. It was Jesus Himself who inspired and also imitated the perfection of virtue in St. Joseph, and we are called to likewise imitate the virtues of this foster father of Jesus and our own foster father--He who is the tender-hearted image of the Eternal Father--Holy Joseph, the Just and the Chaste.
Today's mini-retreat topic is a continuation of the treatment of the cardinal virtue of fortitude, and it takes what might be a surprising twist for you. Take out your Bible and turn to the Gospel of Matthew so you can look at chapters 6 and 24 together with me.
Thanks to all who follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit to freely to support this ministry! May you be richly rewarded with faith, hope, love, and endurance to the end.
This podcast takes a deep dive into the 5 virtues associated with the cardinal virtue of Fortitude. This is life-changing stuff! We also look at examples of how these virtues play out in real life situations of our day. You go to the gym to strengthen your body; listen to this podcast to strengthen your soul!
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PCSJ's Founder and Executive Director, Lisa Tuggle, is a vowed and consecrated Pauline living the spirituality and apostolic outreach of St. Paul in the married state according to the Statute of the Holy Family Institute, one of the branches of the Pauline Family founded by Blessed James Alberione, SSP. Lisa holds a B.A. in Great Books from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Arts degree in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University. After 20+ years in the performing arts and 10 years as a youth minister and Director of Religious Education, she is dedicating the "second half" of her life to global catechesis initiatives while enjoying family, friends, and a simple life of prayer.