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Personal Growth

The surprising phrase that can make all the difference

We've all heard these words, but they really work, even in our spiritual lives.

How to make more room for wonder in your life

Whatever our age, we owe it to ourselves to give praise for Creation and grow in our capacity to see the world as a gift from God.

A cure for being a people-pleaser

There are many ways to please others. But the best way to do it is to use the means that are pleasing to God.

What St. John Henry Newman taught me about personal growth

The newly canonized saint said we need to take risks to be fully alive.

Why “fake it till you make it” is a pretty great strategy

It certainly works for adults ... and even works for teenagers.

What St. Vincent de Paul taught me about true compassion

Everybody wins when we do more than take the easy route to loving our neighbor ...

What Caravaggio’s paintings of St. Matthew teach us about the cost of greatness

These famous renditions of the saint's life show us what it takes to live our best life.

5 Steps to saying you’re sorry (and meaning it) according to St. Chrysostom

These elements of a good apology can help us avoid being insincere.

The secret Simone Weil discovered at a monastery that changed her life — and can change yours, too

All her life she struggled with her personal issues ... until she heard some monks singing.