Doing what we ought

The recent nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the United States Supreme Court is probably one of the most polarizing events to take place during this year’s election season. It underscores how divided we are with regard to religious freedom, feminism and even the interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Read the rest…

I am not capable

September 30
“I am not capable of doing big things, but I want to do everything, even the smallest things, for the greater glory of God.”
– St. Dominic Savio
Today’s Reflection:
Is your life focused on doing everything for God? Your work? Your exercise? Your rest? Do you desire to do everything for His greater glory?
Amen.
  

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Beware of More COVID-19 Scams!

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, consumers need to beware of more than just catching the virus. An ever-growing list of Coronavirus schemes and scams aimed at profiting off the pandemic at the people’s expense can cause almost as much trouble as the virus.

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The Best Lubes For Men

Lubrication is one of the most important facilitators of a completely stimulating sexual experience. Without lubrication you are most likely to end up feeling chaffed and without any sense of satisfaction. Not only are you going to deprive yourself of the right kind of stimulation and desired outcome, you will also likely end up with burns or abrasions that may take time to heal. It is absolutely necessary to enjoy sexual activity either with a partner or an object only when there is sufficient lubrication. Here are some of the top tips that you can use when choosing the right kind of lubrication or lubes for men when making out with either your partner or an object that you have carefully chosen.

The Primary Ingredient In The Lubricant 

The primary ingredient in the lubricant is something that determines the overall quality of the product. Commonly known as a base ingredient, this is essentially the binding force that keeps various ingredients of the lubricant together. The safety of the product that is used depends on the primary ingredient. For instance, the right kind of ingredient will not have any interactions with other ingredients. This will ensure that the product will not result in any kind of skin rashes or allergies when applied.

Odorless Products Are A Better Choice

It is important to choose a product that does not have any odor. There are multiple reasons for this parameter. For instance, a product that is developed to give some kind of odor, will contain possibly harmful ingredients. By virtue of the odor that is infused in the product, it is necessary for manufacturers to use certain additives, that may result in skin allergies or rashes for certain people. Till the time that you actually use it, you will not know if there’s any adverse reaction in you. Alternatively, there is a possibility that you may have some kind of a fragrance in a condom or in the object. When two different fragrances combine in one place, there is every possibility that you will end up with malodor.

Non Staining Substance

Lubricants are applied on the skin and it is also possible that some of the lubricating substance may end up on fabric. It is therefore essential to choose a product that does not stain either your skin or fabric. Imagine having to use clothes that have been stained as a result of lubricants. Ensure that the ingredients of the lubricant do not possess any qualities and properties that can stain your skin or material. When you use lubricants made from safe, natural ingredients, you will not have to contend with the problem of staining. This is also true in the case of products that contain additional ingredients for fragrances.

As A Topical Application Consistency Is Important 

As a topical application, the consistency of the substance is of importance. It should not flow out in blobs, or pour out as freely flowing liquid. Purpose of lubricants is to stay on the skin for sometime till the completion of the activity. Is essentially means that the lubricant needs to remain on the surface of the skin for a particular period of time. Lubricants that are inconsistent will be of little or no use and not give you the kind of experience that you look forward to in your activity. It is therefore important to use a lubricant that has an even consistency with staying power.

Additional Features Of The Lubricant 

Look for additional features of the lubricant that make it an interesting purchase. For instance lubricants can be used for all kinds of activities. This makes it a multi purpose lubricant that can be easily carried around without any concerns of privacy. You certainly would not relish the prospect of having a lubricant in your bag that is specifically labelled for sexual activity. Multi purpose lubricants will not invite curiosity and will also turn out to be extremely useful. Some of the superior quality lubricants are known to come with additional properties such as creating a numbing action. In other words, this lubricants will prolong the activity as a result of the numbing action. Check out the product for all additional features that will make it most suitable for use during your sexual activity, either with your partner or with an object that takes the place of your partner.

 

Doing the will of God

September 29

“I have great reverence for Saint Michael the Archangel; he had no example to follow in doing the will of God, and yet he fulfilled God’s will faithfully.”

– St. Faustina Kowalska

 

Today’s Reflection:

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls.

Amen.

St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael, pray for us!

  

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St. Therese: Patron Saint of the Bullied?

St. Therese at the age of 8

The glorious Therese of Lisieux is known as the patron saint of missionaries, priests, florists and pilots, but because of her own sad experiences in the schoolyard at the Abbey in Lisieux, she richly deserves another title – Patron Saint of the Bullied.

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I am a Christian

September 28

“That I will never do, because I am a Christian, and I shall die for God, and for him I will give many thousands of lives if I had them. And so, do with me as you please.”

-St. Lorenzo Ruiz

 

Today’s Reflection:

How strong is your faith in God? Do you love Him enough to follow Him wherever He leads? What parts of your heart need to be further purified in order to love Him no matter what?

St. Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions, pray for us!

  

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Servant of the poor

September 27

“You will find out that Charity is a heavy burden to carry, heavier than the kettle of soup and the full basket. But you will keep your gentleness and your smile.
It is not enough to give soup and bread. This the rich can do. You are the servant of the poor, always smiling and good-humored. They are your masters, terribly sensitive and exacting master you will see. And the uglier and the dirtier they will be, the more unjust and insulting, the more love you must give them. It is only for your love alone that the poor will forgive you the bread
you give to them.”

-St. Vincent de Paul

 

Today’s Reflection:

Write down what the above quote means to you personally. And then write down one way to live it today.

St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!

 

  

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The kingdom of heaven is at hand

September 26

“Go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.”

-Matthew 10:6-8

 

Today’s Reflection:

Our Lord pours His mercy and blessings upon each of us. We have received “without cost”. Do you give “without cost”? Do you do things for others without telling others? Do you refrain from saying something sometimes when it’s best to be silent?

Sts. Cosmas and Damian, pray for us!

 

  

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Stay with us

September 25

“So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him, saying, ‘Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.’ So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, ‘Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?'”

-Luke 24:28-32

 

Today’s Reflection:

Do you recognize Christ in your presence? Does your heart burn at His presence? Today, ask Him to come to you and wait for Him!

St. Cleopas, pray for us!

 

  

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