Young Adults of St Francis

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Good Morning everyone!

Hope you had a restful and peaceful night 🙂

I woke up this morning and while driving to work it suddenly hit me…how many people in the world take a moment out of the morning to just thank God for providing you with another day of life? You don’t have to say a long prayer, for those of you who say you have a busy and fast pace day, but just a simple “Thank you God for letting me wake up to another day” would be better than nothing. Even the Lord likes a little common courtesy now and again.

So my question to you is, are there any routines or ways in which you give thanks to God throughout your day? Even if small, remember something is always better than nothing. I know I wake up (and can honestly admit to forgetting to at least say a morning prayer right after waking up) get ready for work and head out, but as soon as I leave my home I pray a Spanish prayer (that my grandfather taught me) for those who are driving. It’s a beautiful prayer, allowing you to reflect how you drive as your driving…then I blast on my stereo and personally at ease that I’ve officially at that moment started my day. 🙂

With that said I would like to share two songs with you to start off your day…hope you enjoy!

Yours truly,

A College Student

We know that:

Catholics believe that truth is found in the Bible, as interpreted by the church, but also found in church tradition. Catholics believe forgiveness of sin is achieved through church ritual, with the assistance of a priest in confession. Catholics believe that the Eucharist is Christ’s sacrifice; Christ’s body and blood physically present and consumed by believers (“transubstantiation”). Catholics believe in praying to God and also praying to Mary or a saint to intercede on their behalf. Catholics believe the sacraments are a means of grace. Much emphasis is placed on the saints in the Catholic religion due to the fact that they are like us; either bearing daily crosses (struggles against sins and in doing good) or in personal struggles to live a good Christian/Catholic life.

But the next time someone asks you to “tell me a little bit about the Catholic faith” just simply say:

“The Saints are our counselor’s, the Liturgy (Word of God) are our SparkNotes, the Sacraments are bonus points, understanding/receiving the Eucharist is like your continual Midterm, and Judgement Day is your Final Exam.”


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