How do we know God is real?
Practicing Catholic
by VMY SEMO
5M ago
This is one of the most essential questions in life. How do we know that God is real? The first thing we must respond to is the gift of faith. We must be open to hearing and receiving this grace. Only God can reveal Himself to us. And in choosing to respond, we open our hearts and minds to so much more.  Catholic Supply Store of St Louis We a preferred partner of the Catholic Supply Store of St. Louis. 10% of your purchase come to VMY! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show Let's get re ..read more
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World Youth Day
Practicing Catholic
by VMY SEMO
5M ago
Today, we visited with Daniel, the Program Coordinator and a Young Adult Leader with VMY.  Looking back at the busy summer filled with numerous events, we took the opportunity to reflect on World Youth Day.  World Youth Day 2023 was the first time the VMY SEMO chapter officially participated in this international event.  Today's conversation focused on what it was like and the event's impacts, especially regarding individual faith formation.  Let's get ready to practice. Support the show Let's get ready to practice ..read more
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Charity
Practicing Catholic
by VMY SEMO
5M ago
Today is the last episode of the Theological Virtues. What is the difference between love and Charity? On today's show, we come to understand why the Church in the Catechism references the Theological Virtue of Charity Charity is an expression of love that goes beyond simple emotion into action. Christ is the example of true Charity in human history. His call in living the virtue of Charity inspires us to act in a new loving way centered on loving God and our neighbor.   Support the show Let's get ready to practice ..read more
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Hope
Practicing Catholic
by VMY SEMO
5M ago
Today we continue with our discussion on the theological virtues with hope. Hope is so essential to living the Catholic faith. Not only does it sustain us in difficult times, but it also purifies our actions drawing us closer to the Lord. So sit back, listen, laugh, and learn on another great episode of Practing Catholic! Support the show Let's get ready to practice ..read more
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Prayers, Alms, and Fasting
Practicing Catholic
by VMY SEMO
5M ago
Today Mike and Alina talk about the three pillars of the Lenten season.  Learn about their history, importance, and how they are designed to help us grow closer to the Lord during Lent.  So sit back, listen, laugh, and learn on another episode of Practicing Catholic.  Support the show Let's get ready to practice ..read more
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The Gift of Grace
Practicing Catholic
by VMY SEMO
5M ago
In today's episode, Mike talks about the Gift of Grace.  This wonderful blessing bestowed helps draw us into union with the Trinity.  Grace emboldens faith, strengthens hope, and purifies charity.  This free and abundant gift, though, requires our response.  So this Lenten season, let us respond to God's grace to draw ever closer to His enduring love.  Support the show Let's get ready to practice ..read more
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The Beatitudes (Part Two)
Practicing Catholic
by VMY SEMO
5M ago
Today we continue our discussion on the beatitudes.  As we continue to understand not only what these meant to the people of the time of Christ but understanding what it meant to early post-Judeo Christians can help us find deeper and more meaningful applications for our lives.  The beatitudes, in essence, become bookends for our own spiritual faith journey. We begin by understanding our need for and desire for God in our lives to one day possibly becoming persecuted for the love we show toward the Trinity.  Support the show Let's get ready to practice ..read more
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Consistency - Lenten Special
Practicing Catholic
by VMY SEMO
5M ago
What is one of the biggest struggles in faith life...  CONSISTENCY.   However, we make commitments throughout our lives. We train for sports. We diet. We are committed to working, our studies, and family and friend relationships. Like anything else, we must commit time to get more out of our faith. One way that we can achieve this is through SMART goals. So this lent, stop being lukewarm and let God take you to the next level! Support the show Let's get ready to practice ..read more
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The Beatitudes (Part One)
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by VMY SEMO
5M ago
We have all heard of the beatitudes. What do we know about them? What would people have understood in the time of Christ? What would post-Judeo Christians take from their meaning? Is there an application for us today? We discuss these topics and more on this episode of Practicing Catholic.  Catholic Supply Store of St Louis We a preferred partner of the Catholic Supply Store of St. Louis. 10% of your purchase come to VMY! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the show Let's get ready to practic ..read more
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Praise
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by VMY SEMO
5M ago
Today we conclude our 5 part series on prayer. In this episode, we discuss prayers of praise. Praise is our opportunity to praise God for being God and recognize His divine sovereignty and power in all ways possible.     Support the show Let's get ready to practice ..read more
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