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Holiness

What Does It Mean to be a Saint?

by Bishop Robert Barron . November 1, 2015 .

One problem with our great feast day today is that it can make sanctity seem like something that is the special preserve of a handful of spiritual heroes—and not the ordinary goal of the Christian life. But the whole purpose of the Church—priesthood, the Mass, the sacraments, good preaching, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy—is to make saints. There is only one real sadness in life: not to be a saint. Don’t miss the opportunity.

Fr. Barron on Hospitalland

by Bishop Robert Barron . June 5, 2015 .

I recently spent six days in the hospital. The hospital has its own unique rhythm, customs, and language, which provide an opportunity to purge our attachments and let God work out his purposes even through our suffering.

Hospitalland and the Divinization of One’s Passivities

by Bishop Robert Barron . May 26, 2015 .

Last week, I spent six days in the hospital. The hospital has its own unique rhythm, customs, and language, which provide an opportunity to purge our attachments and let God work out his purposes even through our suffering.

Bishop Barron on ”Whiplash”

by Bishop Robert Barron . April 16, 2015 .

Many films over the years have featured the character of the 'monster-mentor,' the tough elder who pushes a directee onto excellence. If we see the value of this in regard to other fields though, shouldn’t we see it in regard to the spiritual life?

What “Whiplash” Can Teach Us About Spiritual Mentoring

by Bishop Robert Barron . March 24, 2015 .

Many films over the years have featured the character of the 'monster-mentor,' the tough elder who pushed a directee onto excellence. If we see the value of this in regard to other fields though, shouldn’t we see it in regard to the spiritual life?

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