God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Gen. 1:27)


You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works! My very self you know. My bones are not hidden from you. When I was being made in secret, fashioned in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me unformed; in your book all are written down; my days were shaped, before one came to be. (Psalm 139:13-16)
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God... (Romans 8:16)

Men: Who you are and what you are called to.

“Let your door stand open to receive Him, unlock your soul to Him, offer Him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light.”—St. Ambrose

Who You Are: A Message To All Women

Christ has no body but yours;
no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
with compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes.
You are his body.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

St. Teresa of Ávila

As long as we live in the world our life is a constant struggle between love for Christ or giving into lukewarmness, to our passions, or to comfort-seeking, which destroys love. Faithfulness to Christ is forged each day by struggling against what separates us from him, and by an effort to make progress in virtue. Then they will be faithful both when times are good and when they are difficult, when it seems few remain by Our Lord’s side.—Francis Fernandez

“As woman was the first to be tempted, so did God’s message of grace come first to a woman; and, each time, woman’s assent determined the destiny of humanity as a whole.” – Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

No arms, no legs, NO WORRIES!

This powerful short video can remind us all that it is not the exterior of the person – not our physical strenght or external beauty – that is important, rather, what is in the inside. It reminds us that every human being is a beautiful child of God, deserving of our love and respect. The next time we catch ourselves feeling sorry for ourselves and our self-perceived shortcomings, it would be worthwhile to remember this wonderful testimony from Nick Vujisic.

Catholic Women on Work and Faith

America Magazine asked three professional women about the role of faith in their busy lives. These are very personal reflections on how their Catholic faith has become an integral part of their lives and their professions. Their responses were inspiring; and, of course, also relevant to men on their lives’ journey.

You’re Kind of Big Deal

It is worth watching this repost of Chris Stefanick’s video in which he asks: Can an ocean love, a mountain know, or a galaxy chose to change directions? No, but you can. And you’ll still be around long after all this has passed.