The use of created things to help us pursue our universal vocation

bigstock-Saint-Ignatius-21512492_500wpxLiving a divided life can lead to imbalances and misplaced devotion to worldy success.

“The human person is created to praise, reverence and serve God our Lord, and by doing so to save his or her soul. The other things on the face of the earth are created for human beings in order to help them pursue the end for which they were created.

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We are in the world – in the midst of this storm

“We are in the world now as Christs; in the midst of this storm. We are here to keep Christianity alive, to keep Christianity pure, intact, to ensure by our own lives in Christ that the gates of hell shall not prevail against Christendom. This cannot be done if there is the least compromise with love; if we do not try to cast out fear by loving acts, if we do not use the energy grief gives us in loving ...

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So What Is Friendship ?

My wife and I attended the wedding of a good friend of our daughter. The program had the following quote about friendship printed on the back, entitled “What is Friendship?”. I’ve never read this before. It’s a great reference to the kind of relationship a couple should have before entering into the sacrament of matrimony. The definition is the antithesis of how love (or friendship) is defined in our world today.

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Humility is the foundation of all virtue

In the word of blessed Gregory: “Gathering virtues without humility is like carrying dust in the wind.” Pride is the beginning of all sin, and equally, humility is the foundation of all virtue.

stbonaventureYou must refer all good to God and none to yourself, remembering that it is not you own power and the strength of your own hand that has obtained for you this wealth – for he made us, and ...

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A Drinkable Book

WATERisLIFE MISSION:
WATERisLIFE Provides clean water, sanitation and hygiene programs. Saving Lives. Transforming communities.

Through community driven and community engaged integrated water, sanitation and hygiene programs, WATERisLIFE works closely with non profit partners, local governments and community organizations to focus on an integrated approach to ensure that households, schools, orphanages, and medical facilities have access to safe water, proper sanitation and hygiene programs. The results of our work change everything. Hours are restored each day – women can use ...

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Wheelchairs of Hope – Affordable wheelchairs designed for kids

Their vision is “To be a “Light House” for children in need of mobility by empowering education and creating independence.

According to this Israel-based nonprofit, there are 65 million people in the world that require use of a wheelchair, but only 20 million actually have access to them. 5 million of these are children and a lack of affordable and ergonomic design tailored to them is to blame. Wheelchairs of Hope has created a kid-friendly wheelchair made using lightweight plastic and ...

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The Spark Shaker

In Kenya 75% of the population live without access to electricity.

The Spark Shaker was designed for Bish Bash productions, led by percussionist Sudha Kheterpal, to be manufactured and distributed in Africa.

The Spark shaker is a combination between a musical instrument and an energy harvesting module. As the shaker is used to produce music, the energy harvesting module inside the shaker stores the energy produced whilst playing it,  for future use. The shaker has a jack and USB outputs so ...

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Vision: To eliminate human suffering

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Has Ambitious Goals for the United Nations. This should be the vision of every Christian Business Leader – to eliminate human suffering and to lift the world’s poor out of poverty. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is compelled to eliminate suffering because it’s the right thing to do of course. We Christian business leaders are commanded by Christ to do the same. This vision should  be on our hearts and minds when we get up in the morning, should ...

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