Tag Archives: discipline

Monday Conversation: Fasting and Abstinence. Catholic Inspiration

Fasting and Abstinence are ancient disciplines that can dramatically enhance our spiritual life. Fr. Andrew offers some practical tips to bring these tools into our own unique circumstances today.

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Daily Mass: Growing in grace through daily discipline. Catholic Inspiration

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The Letter to the Hebrews makes a clear case for the role of daily discipline in our spiritual lives. May we take these words to heart as we face our own challenges today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Running the great race to Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

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St. Paul uses the image of an athlete to remind us that discipline, effort and commitment are also crucial elements of our spiritual life.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 23rd Week of the Year


Daily Mass: When you fast, pray and give alms. Catholic Inspiration

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Fasting, prayer and almsgiving are non-negotiable in the life of a Christian. The Lord gives us some key insights into these powerful spiritual practices, and by using them we refine our hearts and purify our souls.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Monday Conversation: The gift of discipline from COVID-19. Catholic Inspiration

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COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, offering us an opportunity to examine our habits and reflect on what might change for the better. Discipline – the ability to consistently and regularly carry out an appointed task with a high level of performance – is a crucial element that can help us thrive in body, mind, heart and soul.

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Daily Mass: The power of fasting. Catholic Inspiration

Fasting is an ancient in the Church that has helped countless Christians grow closer to Christ and one another. May we examine how this discipline can empower us today.

Mass Readings – Friday after Ash Wednesday

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21st Sunday of the Year: Unity, Discipline and Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

The readings this Sunday both challenge and console us to foster unity, endure discipline, and focus on the Kingdom of Heaven. While life will not be easy, God will give us what need for the journey.

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Fostering the flame of faith in our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

What do we do to strengthen and nourish our faith in Jesus Christ? The Lord’s response in his native place reminds us that being a disciple is a daily decision that demands our determined discipline.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 17th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The power of fasting. Catholic Inspiration

The spiritual discipline of fasting offers a powerful tool to help us recognize the needs of others.  Both Isaiah and Jesus offer key insights into this practice, guiding us to see how fasting in our bodies can bring renewal to our souls.

Mass Readings – Friday after Ash Wednesday

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Daily Mass: For the long haul. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 21st Week of the Year

The wise women in the Gospel today remind us that we are called to be prepared to live our faith for the long haul.  Saying yes to the Lord is a crucial step, but it is reaffirmed moment-by-moment as we keep true every day to the teaching and example of Jesus.

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