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 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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The Silent Ways That Show You Are Still An Orphan

rage_33310758_500pxA five year old child bangs his head on the wall, screams and wails to the depth of his soul. He rages against his siblings, and his parents, especially his mother. He enjoys destroying things that he knows are special to his family especially family oriented celebrations like birthdays or Christmas and even routine things like dinner together become a time to dread. As he gets older his hate for his ...

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Demands to privatize your faith – sit down and zip it.

In his homily Thursday Jan 29th , Pope Francis says ecclesial elites who form cliques and scorn others are privatizing the faith and not following the way of Jesus and that the privatization of salvation is the wrong path. He went on to say that there are three criteria or reasons we cannot privatize our faith and they are faith, hope and love. “Faith in Jesus who purifies us, hope that stirs us to look at His promises and go ...

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Baa! Humbug

Scrooge and marley-500pxI have always loved Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. I’ve got the book, seen many if not all of the film versions, including Jim Henson’s A Muppet Christmas Carol. Of course, books are always better as they cover the finer details that end up on the cutting room floor and not shown on the screen.

It’s a familiar tale to most, ...

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Find joy in your life in 90 seconds

Timers out? Ready, set, GO!

We naturally desire the good things in life. God made these gifts for us to enjoy. However our desire for these gifts such as sex, food, wine, a house on the hill, a fast car gradually pull us away from the creator of those gifts. The gifts / objects in our life and not God are what ultimately define us as human beings.

St. Augustine wrote a number of amazing things. One of them was that humans ...

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