18 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from St. John Vianney — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

John Vianney became renowned for his dedication to the sacrament of reconciliation (confession) for his parishioners. In fact, not long after his ordination as a priest in a little village in France called the village of Ars, the words spread about him and his divine powers. And it is said that within 30 years he received up to 20,000 pilgrimages each year. That’s how much people loved him. They all wanted to be in the presence of a holy man. To experience the…

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15 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from St. Clare of Assisi — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

St. Claire Basilica, Assisi, ItalyClare of Assisi, the daughter of a count, was only 18 years old when she decided to give up a life of riches and luxury to embrace a life of piety and poverty. Touched deeply by the sweet love Francis of Assisi held in his heart for God, she sought him in secret to teach her how to live “after the manner of the holy Gospel” as well.  And he did. Following his advice, Clare left her…

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Another Way To Think About It – Self Improvement Article

A weird thing about God I’ve been thinking about for 16 years is a passage from a John Piper (a famous conservative pastor/theologian/lite misogynist) book where he talks about an elderly couple retiring together to a beach house. The book was given to me in college by someone from his publishing company for free for like, proselytizing reasons. Piper talks about a couple spent their nights taking long walks along the shoreline, collecting the beautiful and unique shells they found…

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