A Journey from the Head to the Heart, part II
Authentic Catholic Manhood, what does it look like in 2012? Men like St. Joseph, who were so strong and yet so gentle, are the quintessential life example of real Catholic manhood. Tim O’Sullivan, the man of today’s story, exudes many similar qualities to St. Joseph, click play to see for yourself.
Click here for Part I of ‘A Journey from the Head to the Heart.’
The power of confession comes out again in today’s story, a common theme from the global Catholic story pool. The man walked in to the confessional one man, and came out absolved as another man. This man’s life changed so much that the vibrancy of Ireland’s green countryside came out for the first time in many years. He had been living a life of gray for so long that he could not even soak up the beauty of his home country.
Many Catholics are afraid of confession, or do not see the importance of it in this world, but what is your take? Share your thoughts or experience of confession below this video.
Our team often wonders as we pass the people on the streets of our daily happenings, ‘why has that person not been touched by the love of Jesus Christ?’ For as this man in Ireland communicates today, ‘just one man with the power of the Holy Spirit can transform the world.’ And he is doing just that! Perhaps you are noticing a trend in these stories from Ireland, conviction! Those people who are living out the Catholic faith with conviction share incredible stories of devotion, passion, and excitement for not only being Catholic, but for sharing it with others. This man proves it. St Patrick & St Brigid, pray for us! As always, pray for ‘Irish Steve’ as he continues this amazing work, share your thoughts with him here: [email protected]
Readings for 2 January 2012
First: 1 John 2:22-28
Responsorial: Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
Gospel: John 1:19-28
Saints Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzen
Rosary: Joyful Mysteries
3. Nativity of our Lord
4. Presentation in the Temple
5. Finding Jesus in the Temple