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Gift of Goodness – December 30, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

The Prophetess Anna

There was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.  She was advanced in years, having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.  She never left the temple, but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.  And coming forward at that very time, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem. 

Luke 2:36-38
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Gift of Goodness – November 27, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Learn how to be chaste from St. Augustine.

“Lord, give me chastity and continence, but not yet!” This infamous prayer of the young Augustine of Hippo (354-430) reflects the inner conflict of any soul who recognizes the virtuous thing to do yet fears the demanding struggle against human urges and passions. In his Confessions, St. Augustine was not afraid to admit his utter powerlessness in the face of sexual temptation. 

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Gift of Goodness – October 22, 2021

A bit of goodness to start your day.

Venerable Justin Popovic states that every prayer and every gospel virtue gradually conquers death in us, while all together they establish victory over death and bring us to eternal life.

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