Dealing with Peer Pressure Many Christian parents ignore their conscious and give into the secular expectations others have. Learn how to avoid this mistake by using every opportunity to witness the faith.
Holy Gospel: August 18 Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. (Matthew 19: 16-22)
Holy Gospel: August 17 Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” (Matthew 15: 21-28)
August 18 -- Saint Helen, Widow She supervised the construction of churches and shrines at the holy sites in Rome and in Palestine, rediscovering many ancient relics, like the cross of Christ’s crucifixion.
Holy Gospel: August 14 Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?
As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18: 21–19: 1)
The Practicality of Saints How the idea of venerating saints is a thoroughly modern and practical idea as illustrated by Monica and Augustine
Holy Gospel: August 12 "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me." (Matthew 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14)