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To the Heights!

By: Nqobile Ngcobo I often get saint envy. I look at the lives of saints and wonder what I can do to do something great for God. Perhaps give up all my possessions and join a religious order, or become a...
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A Witness to Joy

I am not what one would call, a naturally ‘joyful’ person. Not exactly Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh, but I’m certainly not the kind of person that walks into a room and exudes joyfulness. I used to think...
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The Virtue of Love

By: Nathan Deg I’ve always been astounded when I read about the saints. Not just by how they lived out their faith, but by how different their lives are from each other. St. Ignatius (founder of the...
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The Virtue of Hope

By: Nathan Deg Faith, hope, and love – the three things that, according to Scripture, last forever. Of these three things, I think the most difficult to understand is hope. After all, faith relates to...
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The Virtue of Faith

By: Nathan Deg “And now these three remain: faith hope and love; but the greatest of these is love.”  (1 Cor 13:13) Faith is one of those words – used all the time – that is a bit mysterious...
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The paradox of the economy of love

By: Carla Mckenzie The ‘feeding of the multitudes’ miracle (recorded in all four Gospels) where Jesus multiplies the loaves and fishes, presents us as Catholics with so many layers of meaning. There...
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Why would I want to be virtuous?

By: Franci Williamson To be described as virtuous is certainly is not one of the adjectives that our modern sensibilities hanker for. So… what does it mean? Is it just an outdated mode of being? Or is it...
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Signposts

By: Nathan Deg I’ve often heard people tell these amazing and moving stories about their faith.  How they first met Jesus, how they came to know Him.  These stories are always moving and inspiring.  My...
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To Jesus, through Mary

By: Nqobile Ngcobo I grew up a cradle Catholic with an understanding that God was somewhere ‘there’ and I was ‘here’. The idea of having a personal relationship with God had not crossed my mind....