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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 12/27/20

Christian men can look to Christ and the saints for models of their vocation in action.

Christ came to earth to establish His Kingdom, but it was a kingdom like none before. In fact, it seemed to operate on opposite principles to any earthly kingdom.

Earthly rulers flaunt their power, but Christ told His ambassadors, “The greatest among you must be your servant” (Matthew 23:11). Those ambitious for earthly goods push and shove their way to the forefront, but Christ reminded His disciples, “The last will be first, and the first will be last” (Matthew 20:16).

These paradoxical statements reveal the model of leadership Christ proposed. His followers are called to practice a “servant leadership” of looking for ways to serve and sacrifice for others.

In the home, workplace, or community, Christian men can look to Christ and the saints for models of servant leadership in action. These 10 reflections explore different elements of the Christian vocation to guide men in following these saintly examples:

What the Feast of Christ the King calls men to do

As Christians called to imitate Christ’s kingship, these two passages show what leadership really looks like.

3 Lessons from the life of St. Nicholas for the modern man

Men can turn to St. Nicholas for his heavenly intercession and for an example of holiness in action.

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7 Lessons from the life of St. Francis of Assisi for modern men

St. Francis’s witness still shines brightly 800 years after he lived. These lessons from his life are especially relevant for men today.

3 Lessons from the life of St. Wenceslas that we need this fall

Wenceslas is an ideal intercessor for our time. His story can be a ray of light and hope this Christmas season.

Dads, here are 3 game-changing ways to support your pregnant wife

Now that she’s pregnant, your wife is going to need your help more than ever. These three ways of supporting her will make a huge difference during her pregnancy and beyond.

The one quality that sets a person apart as an extraordinary leader

A leader might have extensive experience, thoughtful plans, a strong presence that commands a room. But all of these qualities are overshadowed by humility.

3 Ways St. Ignatius of Loyola is an example to modern men

At times during his life, St. Ignatius of Loyola didn’t seem like he was going to amount to much. But with God’s grace, he achieved incredible things before he died. These lessons from his life have particular relevance for men today.


Dads, here’s how to build a strong bond with your new baby

It’s never too early to start building the fatherly relationship you dreamed of since you found out your wife was pregnant. Here are 8 ways you can bond with your new baby, right from the start.

This one quality of St. Paul’s life can change your own

Paul’s conversion changed the course of history. Even today, his story can profoundly affect our own daily lives.

5 Books to strengthen a man in his vocation

These books can serve as a road map to your destination, or a word of encouragement from a comrade-in-arms.

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3 Lessons from the life of St. Jerome to help you stay calm in an argument

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