Randy Hain is an author (whose work has been reviewed at Catholic Dads here and here. Randy just published an article, “A Checklist for Catholic Dads” at the National Catholic Register. It would be well worth your time to read it.
May 31 is the feast day of the second Joyful mystery of the Holy Rosary, the Visitation. When I reflect on the Visitation, I cannot help but move immediately to the Magnificat of Mary, Mary’s first recorded words after Elizabeth’s greeting.
Every time I read/sing this prayer something different sticks out to me. Recently, what has struck me the most is the way God works in the world…
Inspired by Michael Hyatt’s (This is your life) podcast titled “The 3 Components of Job Satisfaction”. He discusses strategies to make work more tolerable, strategy 6: use your job to polish your character. Hit home with me.
I am currently in the midst of finding work I will enjoy, that will align my strengths, passions and values.
St. Joseph is not only the patron saint of the Universal Church and of fathers, but he is also the patron saint of workers. May 1st is the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. The feast day “proper” of St. Joseph is March 19th. But in 1955 Pope Pius XII instituted a second feast day to honor St. Joseph under his role as Worker.
Recently I read one of my favorite parables from the Catholic Bible, the parable of the Prodigal Son (or the Parable of the Lost Son, depending on who you ask) found in the Gospel of Luke 15:11-32. Many times when I read this famous parable I ask myself, “Who am I in this parable? The repentant younger son, or the resentful older son?”