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Cultivating and Sharing the Fruit of the Spirit

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit” (Gal 5:25) In Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, He warns: “Beware of false prophets… by their fruits you will know them. Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears ba...
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St. Catherine of Siena: A Life Lived In Excess

At the end of his Gospel, John the Evangelist writes: “But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25). ...
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Living a Eucharistic Life

Here we share a presentation prepared by Tony for the 2021 Men of Christ Conference held in Beaver Dam, WI on 3-20-21. The theme of the conference was "Live Truth-Defend Truth." Tony suggests to us that living the Truth is always the beginning o...
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Learning Asceticism from the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Welcome to another installment of FRESHImage Presents! We’re at the midway point of the Lenten Season, and if we’ve really decided to challenge ourselves this Lent to grow in holiness and virtue, perhaps some of what we’ve decided to “give up” o...
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Perpetua & Felicity: Striving for Eternal Happiness

The desire for happiness is a universal human experience. From of old philosophers have constructed their theories of what it means to live a good life based on this self-evident truth and have sought to articulate for the human family the path ...
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We Dare to Say: The Lord’s Prayer as Penitential Practice

Welcome to FRESHImage Presents! Have you ever felt like you were just rattling off the words of the Lord’s Prayer and not really praying them? I know I have! We all have, we all get distracted, it’s so easy to fall into that trap and forget that...
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Polycarp: A Patron Saint for Lent

February 23rd Today the Church commemorates one of the most acclaimed figures of its early life, St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr. The greatness of Polycarp’s reputation is really astounding when one considers how little we know of his life. H...
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Ash Wednesday: The Price of Becoming Combustible

In this edition of FRESHImage Presents, Tony reflects on the meaning of the ashes we receive at the beginning of Lent this Ash Wednesday. These ashes have an important message for us as we begin our Lenten journey toward personal and communal he...
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