Weekly Giveaway: The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This week one lucky winner will receive a copy of  The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to God’s Invincible Gifts by Kevin Vost (you can read my review of the book here)  sponsored by Sophia Institute Press. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me. The contest begins now and ends next Wednesday 3/08 with a winner been chosen that day, enter below! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

The Lord always delivers; Angels: Day 221

The Lord sent an angel to rescue Peter from prison. Then why didn’t he send an angel to rescue him from being crucified? Not because the Lord failed to deliver him, says St. Augustine, but because the delivery was even more complete.Fear not: only do what he commands; and if the Lord does not deliver you bodily, he will deliver you spiritually.He delivered Peter, when the angel came to him in prison, and said, “Get up quickly” (Acts 12:7)—and suddenly his chains were loosed, and he follow … [Read more...]

CBB Review – The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We likely have all heard of them, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. Did you know that they play a critical role in our times today? We find ourselves in a struggle with the society we live in. A society which tells us to put ourselves first. A society that attempts to marginalize the Church and her beliefs. Dr. Kevin Vost provides readers with a guide on these seven gifts and how to effectively incorporate them into our lives in his latest book The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every … [Read more...]

In solitude, but not alone; Angels: Day 220

St. Ambrose recognizes that, when he seems to be completely alone, he is never alone. Mary was visited by an angel when she was alone, and when we read the Scriptures God walks with us in paradise.Since you also take pleasure in receiving my letters, by means of which, although separated from each other, we discourse together as if present, I will for the future more frequently converse with you by letter when I am alone. For I am never less alone than when I seem to be so, nor ever less at … [Read more...]

Angels visit when you’re alone; Angels: Day 219

Sulpitius Severus visited the holy hermits of the desert in Egypt. They told him a story of one particular hermit who was so intent on his devotion that he never allowed any human visitors at all. He told the one man who had visited him in all those years, that if you are frequently visited by mortals, the angels won’t visit you.I visited two monasteries of St. Anthony, which are at the present day occupied by his disciples. I also went to that place in which the most blessed Paul, the first … [Read more...]

Off the Shelf with guest Kevin Vost

In case you missed this weekend’s show check out the link below to hear the archived podcast. Kevin Vost and I discussed the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit which is the topic of his latest book Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Every Spirutal Warrior's Guide to God's Invincible Gifts. You can stream the episode below or download it here. … [Read more...]