Matthew Kelly, founder and CEO of Dynamic Catholic, has a number of catchphrases that challenge us to live a fulfilling life — “Become the best version of yourself,” “Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do or what you have” and “Live every day with passion and purpose.”
Vocation is born of a God-given desire. It’s a desire that starts out in the Father’s heart, and it becomes our desire when He shares it with us. He wants it for us so badly that He helps us want it for ourselves. So discovering our vocation can be as simple as discovering our desires. Sort of.
To what standard do you consider something or someone that is good, true and beautiful? Have you heard of H’Hen Niê, a young, ethnic minority Vietnamese lady, who has stolen the heart of the public? H’Hen Niê is loved by many around the world, especially within the Vietnamese communities. She has had a great impact not only because of her indisputable beauty, but also because of her genuineness.
Other pilgrims wore the flags of their respective countries like a cape on their backs: Australia, El Salvador, Guatemala. Though World Youth Day had not officially started, it seemed as if it unofficially began Jan. 21 on the observation deck overlooking the locks of the Panama Canal, where the young -- and the young-at-heart -- formed a conga line as some beat the drums and others chanted or cheered to honor the Catholic Church, Pope Francis or Mary.
Experience Chinese culture and support Chinese clergy when the Spiritan China Education Fund for Advanced Formation hosts its second Father Matteo Ricci, SJ, Dinner on Tuesday, March 5, at 6 p.m. at Ocean Palace Restaurant, located at 11215 Bellaire Blvd. in Houston. The benefit dinner seeks to raise funds for the formation of Chinese priests and improve awareness for the situation in the Church in China.
Surrounded by hundreds of red and white poinsettia and brightly lit Christmas trees, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo celebrated Christmas Eve Mass with the Vietnamese Catholic community in the George R. Brown Convention Center. Three days prior, Cardinal DiNardo also celebrated the Grand Archdiocesan Simbang Gabi Culmination Mass with the Filipino Catholic community at St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church in Spring Dec. 21.
The Bryan Museum in Galveston and Mexico’s Consulate to display historic crucifix with Vatican ties; Texas recognizes St. John Vianney parish for Hurricane Harvey efforts; University of St. Thomas announces March 6 Mardi Gras Gala, benefits scholarships
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