Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life

January 13

“Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit…and the door that gives access to the other sacraments.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213

 

Today’s Reflection:

In what specific ways can you live the grace of your Baptism?

 

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New saints are needed

January 12

“We need heralds of the Gospel who are experts in humanity, who know the depths of the heart of many today, who share in his hopes and joys, his worries and his sadness, and at the same time are contemplatives, in love with God. For this, new saints are needed.”
-St. John Paul II

Today’s Reflection:
God has given us life at this time to be the “new saints” and the “new evangelizers” who will proclaim His love to the world.

How is God calling you to fulfill this very mission in your own life?

 

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Hand on the Gospel

January 11

“In the long run, is there any other way of handing on the Gospel than by transmitting to another person one’s personal experience of faith?”

-Evangelii Nuntiandi 46

Today’s Reflection:

Personal testimony remains the most effective means of evangelization. Through it we inform, instruct, and insure others with the truths of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

What does your personal testimony say? Are you ready to share it this week?

 

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Pope Announces “Year of the Faith” for 2012-2013

Pope Benedict XVI has announced plans to invoke a “Year of the Faith” for 2012-2013 in order to “give new impetus to the mission of the whole Church to lead men out of the desert in which they often find themselves, to the place of life, of friendship with Christ.”

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