The Refusal of One’s Own Greatness

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“One of the daughters of acedia, according to St. Thomas, is pusillanimity (having a very small spirit or being mediocre at best). It is the vice contrary to (the virtue of) magnanimity, that is, generousness of soul (being conscious of the potential for greatness). It is the inability to believe in the magnitude of the vocation to which God calls ...

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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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Acton University

ActonUnivLogoI attended Acton University last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I decided to attend because of the mission of the Acton Institute which is “to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.”  Love the concept of getting back to basics which made our country prosperous.

The mission of my organization, Attollo,  “Advancing Justice and Peace Through ...

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How Virtuous is Your Firm?

The article entitled “How Virtuous is Your Firm?” written by Hershey H. Friedman and Linda Weiser Friedman in 2009 provides a basic checklist that can be used by your firm to determine whether or not it is “virtuous”. It’s not all encompassing, but it’s a great indicator to help you determine the general virtuousness of your business.

There’s change in the way business is being conducted in some firms. One scholar estimates 15% of all firms are concerned  about ...

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Rome, we have lift-off, lift-off on Attollo 1. We have pilot launch!

Nasa_Appollo11_no_known_copright_restrictionsWhat a momentous day yesterday for Attollo. The pilot launch occurred within the walls of the Augustine Institute, here in Colorado. The leaders of A.I. were gracious enough to provide the meeting room space for us, on the Feast Day of St. Augustine. Ten business owners spent a full day, very precious time, testing out this brand new Catholic business leadership organization I ...

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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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