Browsing the July 2021 archive of Everyday Evangelization

World Day of Grandparents And the Elderly

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/25/21

Feast Day of St. Anne and St. Joachim

Pope Francis has established World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly on the fourth Sunday in July.  This is to be closest to the Feast Day of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the parents of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.  ... Read More »

Joy is the Serious Business of Heaven . . . CS. Lewis

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/18/21

There is a tendency to confuse happiness with joy.  We often think they are synonymous.  Happiness is more a reaction to pleasure like eating an ice cream cone or reading a good book.  It is an emotional reaction in which we experience a state of wellbeing that can ... Read More »

Just A Reminder of What Spiritual Friendship Is

Posted by Kathy Steiner on 7/11/21

What exactly is spiritual friendship?  How is it different from regular friendships? Mary Poust in her book, Walking Together Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship, says “spiritual friends are two people bound together by a love of God.  They walk side by side with God always between them.”

Poust goes on to say that “spiritual friends magnify our virtuous qualities.”  More casual friends might bring out the worst in us like idle gossip and jealousy.  Spiritual friends bring out our best--inspiring us to live in humility, honesty and charity.  Spiritual friends inspire us to move beyond pettiness where our hearts and minds are focused on doing what is right.  They are reaching for life in heaven while accompanying one another as pilgrims following the Way here on ... Read More »