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iSWAT

Next Meeting: March 29th, 2016 | 7:30-9:00 PM
SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church | Room #113

iSWAT Small Group
Meets every Wednesday after 6:00 AM Mass in the overflow room.

 

"Man on Fire" Leadership Formation

2nd Thursday of each month | 8:00-9:30 PM
SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church | Activity Center

“Iron Man Virtue Building” Small Group
Meets every Wednesday after 6:00 AM Mass.

 

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Man: Created for Greatness

“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness!”  This is quite a rousing quote attributed to Pope Benedict XVI.  It seems to inspire men to aspire to be more than what they are; to rise above their current station--and that means what, exactly?  As I continued to meditate on this quote, the...

Clarion Call

Brothers in Christ, Are you a fan of Christ who “knows” Him or a Follower trying to emulate Him? I once saw a billboard that stated simply, “Before you were born, I knew you” – God What a wonderful sentiment….to be known even before birth….but that is only a glimpse of who we are.  The aforementioned quote refers to Jeremiah 1:5; which states (in its...

Spiritual Guardians

Recently, I was listening to a talk by Fr. Chad Ripperger on Generational Spirits.  While the entire discussion is eye-opening, there is one point he made that struck me.  For the sake of brevity, I will paraphrase and recommend you have a listen to his talk in its entirety.  Fr. Ripperger noted when you bring someone into your home to...

Freedom to Choose

Viktor Frankl was an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist that survived captivity in a Nazi concentration camp.  While there, he endured unspeakable atrocities at the hands of his captors.  After his experience he wrote: "Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is the power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom" Brothers in...

As the prophet says, Ascending on high he led captivity captive; he gave gifts to men.. The undoubted meaning of these words is this: that since the devil led the human race captive, our Lord, by wresting it from him, took it captive himself, and as the prophet tells us, led that very captivity to the heights of heaven. Both captivities do indeed bear the same name, but they differ one from the other. The devil's captivity means enslavement; Christ's, on the contrary, means restoration to freedom.

St. Maximus of Turin
Living Stones

While working with my son on his summary of chapter 19 from the book of Luke, I was struck by verses 36-40; which state, "As he rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on the road; and now as he was approaching the slope of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of his disciples began to praise God aloud with...

Precious Pearls

Recently, while meditating on Scripture the Holy Spirit led me to Colossians 3:13-14 "Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on...