Day 10 of the 14 Day “Heroic Minute” Challenge.  Have you mastered the Heroic Minute?  I surely have not, but I am learning so much during this challenge about myself, about the Lord and also about the value of struggling.St. Josemarie Escriva offers us the following quote to highlight the approach we should take when faced… Read More


So far we have talked about Our Lord Jesus’ Heroic Minute, and the Proverbs 31 woman’s Heroic Minute.  Today, I’d like to turn our attention to one of favorite saint’s Heroic Minute: Saint John Paul II. If anyone exemplified living out the Heroic Minute it was JPII. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who served as the Pope’s… Read More


I often wonder what it must have been like for the Blessed Mother and the Apostles to wake up on Holy Saturday morning consumed with an overwhelming feeling of loss, hopelessness and fear. What were they thinking that day? How did they even get through it? The shock of all they had witnessed and experienced… Read More


As I mentioned yesterday, my Heroic Minute was rather un-heroic.  Actually, it was a total bust. As he day wore on I found myself more and more discouraged about it. Thoughts began to enter my head that sounded something like this:Why bother trying – what does it even matter whether or not you hit the snooze… Read More


Prior to reading St. Josemarie Escriva’s description of the first moment of the day as the Heroic Minute, I never considered this seemingly insignificant act of getting up in the morning as a key battle in the war between virtue and vice; good and evil; light and darkness that goes on in the soul of… Read More