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


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


I love the saints.  I know – shocker – right?  You have probably guessed as much already. The Solemnity of All Saints Day is one of my favorite celebrations of the Church’s calendar – like a big party for all of my heavenly friends. I am so inspired by reading the lives of the saints, and find… 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


As we get to the last few days of 14 Day “Heroic Minute” Challenge, I got to thinking about what my motives are for taking this challenge.  Here’s what I have come up with:I am hoping that by living out the “Heroic Minute” I will grow in the virtue of self-discipline.The early morning hours before my children… Read More


Day 7 of the 14 Day “Heroic Minute” Challenge – the half-way point.  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… Read More