Our need for Heroes.
We are living in evil times. We see it in the Church, in the culture, and in the world; but we must resist the temptation to despair. We are called to something greater. What the Church needs at such times are men and women who live up to their God-given duty to become holy. Christ heals the Church and transforms the world through the lives of virtuous Christians. Throughout history God has raised up heroes to renew His Church in moments of great crisis: St. Benedict of Nursia, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Teresa of Avila, and others. The Church is once again in a time of crisis.
How will you respond?
The Bride of Christ is engaged in a great spiritual battle—one of the fiercest She has ever endured. The renewal God wants for His Church at this moment in history will come from the laity. Each Christian, one by one, must respond to their personal and unique call to holiness by building virtue in their souls. The virtues will help us to choose the right course of action, in the right way, at the right time. If we increase virtue in our own lives we will overcome the evil we find in our culture, in our Church, in our families, and in our own souls.
But we won’t grow in virtue without a concrete strategy. What are the individual virtues? How do we make them grow within us each day? That is exactly what we'll examine in Heroic Virtue: Your Response to a Church in Crisis.
Why join this series?
Heroic Virtue is a 21-day devotional series that will teach you the fascinating process of how virtue grows in the Christian soul. You’ll learn specific virtues—such as integrity and diligence, patience and humility, docility and shrewdness—and what they truly mean. We will pair each virtue with the real-life story of a canonized saint who practiced that virtue heroically. Through this detailed study of the virtues through the lives of the saints, you will be encouraged to master them in your own life.
Holiness is meant for everyone. It is meant for you. The brave souls who practice heroic virtue are the ones who will renew the Church and ennoble the culture in this critical time. As St. Therese of Lisieux encouraged us, “Begin now ... believe me, don’t wait until tomorrow to begin becoming a saint!”
When does the series begin?
Heroic Virtue begins on October 11th and concludes on All Hallows Eve, the vigil of All Saints Day. For each of the 21 days of this series you will receive an email linking you to new daily content posted right here at GoodCatholic.com. You'll be able to repeat the series as often as you wish for one full year. Don’t wait! Subscribe today.