Executive Speaker Series – St. Catherine of Siena

Our very first guest in the Attollo Executive Speaker Series line up is St. Catherine of Siena, Italy.

“Thank you!!  I want you to stop and to really listen and reflect on what I have to say for the next 5 minutes. It will change your life and I promise you won’t have to walk over any coals!

Unless your motivation is stripped clean of selfish love, of self-complacency and a desire to please the world, ...

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The Meaning of “Repent”

Here’s a unique way to think of the word “repent”. It means to delve into your heart and start to work on removing your disordered attachments, one at a time, to make room for God to dwell in it. St. Augustine asked very early in his auto-biography “The Confessions”  – “Is there any room in me for you, Lord God?”

What are disordered attachments ...

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A Short Road to Perfection – the list from Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman may be short but not easy to implement!

There’s always work to be done regarding our faith life, our spirituality. It will never end and as your relationship with God deepens, the work actually gets harder not easier. My guess is that often you are distracted from your spiritual growth because “your heart grows weary from the anxieties of daily life” yet, Christ calls us to “be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations ...

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As you prepare for the upcoming work week – be sure to watch your mouth! Speak No Evil

And that means you!

“Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with his seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness. Be ...

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Run to Wisdom

Easter Sunday’s gospel reading was an interesting one. All three characters in John’s account, of the morning of the resurrection, were running. Mary of Magdala ran to Peter when she discovered Christ’s tomb was empty. Then John and Peter ran to the tomb after Mary of Magdala explained what she saw there. Yes, yes, John we know you out ran Peter! (John 20:4, John 20:6 and John 20:8)

One of the things we get from this account is that even though ...

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The 11 Best Relationship Tips Ever

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So what is friendship? Friendship in its minimal state, is the encounter of one person with another person whose destiny he or she desires more than his or her own life.
– Luigi Giussani

The measure of love, is to love without measure.
– St. Augustine

Do not forget that true love sets no conditions.  It does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.
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We lie to ourselves because we’re afraid to take ourselves on.

“Deep down inside every one of us knows something’s twisted. Acknowledging that fact, refusing to run away from it and deciding to deal with it is the beginning of the only authentic life there is.

All evil begins with a lie. The biggest evil comes from the biggest lies, and the biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves. And we lie to ourselves because we’re afraid to take ourselves on.“     – from “Brother John” by August Turak

The lies ...

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Prepare for Lent by concentrating the strongest defense where your ramparts are weakest

Israel Trip Oct-Nov 2016 Rampart WalkThe best way to prepare for Lent, about 30 days from now, is not decide what to give up, as if you were 9 years old, but how you are going to send Satan packing. Father John Tauler +1361 wrote that “when evil comes roaring upon poor, weak men, they instantly fall down helpless and he comes and tears ...

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