What St. Francis Xavier Left Behind

What mountains must I climb to reach the house of God? What must I sacrifice? St. Francis Xavier had to shed his vanity and pride, leaving behind a promising teaching career in Paris for a life of celibacy, poverty, and service. By doing this and following his friend Ignatius into ministry and evangelization, he let his light shine even brighter. What do you need to leave behind to follow the path of God? —Excerpted from […]

Getting Started

I once received the following advice as an educator: give students a few minutes to start homework in class, because sometimes getting started can seem like such an obstacle that they may give up if they have to do it on their own. Isn’t that also true of adults? We want to do good things and be better people, but how can we even start? Now is the time. Decide and begin. We always have […]

Sitting in Silence

What would you hear if you sat in silence? That’s the question that Margaret Felice considers in the below video. This reflection originally appeared as the post “Listening to Silence” on Margaret’s blog, Felice mi fa.