“Chastity is the spiritual power which frees love from selfishness and aggression.” Vatican, 1995
Be like Christ if you want to lead others to Him. #Jesus
Parents need to pass on the conviction that chastity in one's state in life is possible and that chastity brings joy. Vatican, 1995
I finished theology with a 98% average and this is all they gave me... pic.twitter.com/FvRfUBmvCi
If God is love, why do so many Christians spend so much time hating?
The only one we can hate is the devil.
“Prayer is essentially a dialogic encounter between God & man; & since God is Lord, he alone can initiate the encounter.” Thomas H. Green SJ
“What human being indeed can know the intentions of God? And who can comprehend the will of the Lord?” Wisdom 9:13
“The safe, hospitable space of trust and intimacy will never become a reality unless the leader becomes vulnerable.” Anderson & Reese
I need your prayers because I'm being ordained in 10 days.
Thank you for all your prayers & prayer intentions.
I'm now closing twitter till I'm a priest on Dec 14.
No LIVE tweets until then
Youth is because one is close to the source of life; if we are close to God we never get old spiritually.
Tomorrow evening I start the retreat 4 ordination. l'll pray 4 the 31 of us deacons & I'll add any intentions you send in the next few hours
Right now we begin our last day of liturgy class in preparation for ordination.
RT si AMAS a Jesús
RT if you LOVE Jesus
RT si vous AIMEZ Jésus
RT Se você AMA Jesus
RT Jeśli kochasz Jezusa pic.twitter.com/AzgCylrVff
“We must love each other or die.” W. H. Auden
Jesus' 2 great commandments are necessary.
Beauty is everywhere if we pause to see it. It all speaks to us of the One who made it.
"What's your favorite Matt Maher song?"
We need to be sorry for each sin, not just those which are looked down on by others.
For those who haven't read Evangelii Gaudium yet. I did and commented on a key paragraph bit.ly/1bd7wOe #CathYM
Here's how to make your heart glad!
“The fear of the Lord gladdens the heart, giving happiness, joy and long life.” Sirach 1:12
I commented on what Pope Francis said about youth ministry.
Spread the joy of the Gospel in youth ministry
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Heb 13:16
Friendship and Christian fellowship are both a communion of wills. Every true Christian is my friend.
I just posted a blog on youth ministry in Pope Francis's Evangelii Gaudium. I hope you enjoy. projectym.com/blog/evangelii…
“I trust in your faithful love, Yahweh. Let my heart delight in your saving help” Ps 13:5
you CAN trust him!
People wonder why education is going downhill, when was the last time students said they enjoyed attending school? #goingbackprobs
Blood needs to bed shed for sin to be forgiven.
Every day we need to thank Jesus that he shed it ALL!
In 180 AD, Irenaeus said that w/o Scripture we could know what Jesus taught and did through the tradition handed down. #Scripture
“Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven."
-St. Rose of Lima
Take up your cross & follow JESUS!
“Mentoring is not about you; it is about the other.” Anderson & Reese
Is our ministry about ourselves or others?
It is hard to forgive others. Lord, grant us your mercy, so that we can always forgive.
“Christianity has understood itself to be a faith taught by one to another.” Anderson & Reese
It isn't abstract.
It's 2 weeks till I'm ordained. I need your prayers.
To own a Bible is a great responsibility...and to preach God's Word, a true privilege.
God, help me if I ever take either for granted.
“Sometimes the only way we can understand the poor is not by writing a check but by direct contact.” Fulton J. Sheen
“let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6
A priest receives celibacy like a woman receives a marriage proposal: as a gift.
“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” -Einstein
Do we complicate our faith when we try to explain it?
“Attract them by your way of life if you want them to receive such a teaching from you.” Anderson & Reese
The Missionaries of Charity give great peace.
Today I was in Rome & decided to make a 5-minute visit to their chapel - & left an hour later.
One does not need extraordinary circumstances to grow in holiness, just extraordinary love.
I visited some churches that are usually skipped in Rome today. Here's a photo album (on FB) facebook.com/m.p.schneider.…
“Spiritual formation requires a mentorship of the heart, a relationship with a teacher of life.” Anderson & Reese
“More than half of adolescents who attend church as children leave the church before they reach age seventeen.” –Mark Devries
In our hectic world, we often seek peace online yet we can find peace better offline.
If you want to discuss religion with Fulton J. Sheen, here's how he responds. pic.twitter.com/26zIPWL30H
“Jesus' style of instruction... invested life in the learner through an incarnation of the message being taught.” Anderson & Reese
I just arrived in Rome. What a grace of God!
“For Christians , truth has a name: God. And goodness has a face: Jesus Christ.” - Benedict XVI
I'm leaving Oakville for Rome.