Monday, December 31, 2007

A Virtue A Month for 2008

The New Year affords each faithful Catholic the opportunity to make resolutions in the material and the spiritual realm. Rev. Donald Miller, C.SS.R. suggests the Virtue a Month program in his"Examination of Conscience for Adults" booklet. This could be mostbeneficial when adopted for one's spiritual growth. We shall highlight the monthly virtue each month with prayer and scripture reference. Note: The booklet is available from Catholic Treasures in Monrovia.

Virtue for January -FAITH

"Faith is the theological virtue, infused by God, by which we firmly assent to all truths that God has revealed to mankind because God cannot deceive or be deceived. Faith is the foundation of all justification, the beginning of all supernatural virtue, the starting point of sanctification and perfection. ' Without faith it is impossible to please God.' "

Daily prayer for the month:

"Lord, increase our faith! "(500 daysindulgence)

Scriptures for the month:

If thou confess with thy mouth the LordJesus, and believe in thy heart that God hath raised Him up from thedead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9

Faith if the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that are not seen. Hebrews 11:1