Gratitude is the key element in Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving: Why We Should Be Thankful

As the name implies, Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks for the abundance provided to us. Our local parish holds a Thanksgiving Mass as an offering of gratitude. I seem to remember a sermon by a priest on why you should be thankful during the season. I think he based his sermon on Maslow’s…

St. Francis of Assisi

Saints I Look Up To

I look up to a lot of people. There are always those out there who were probably born to inspire others! But I believe that there is a special group of people which we can truly look up to at any angle because of their virtuous lifestyle. I’m talking about saints, recognized by many different…

The ice bucket challenge has indeed raised awareness of ALS throughout the globe.

The Ice Bucket Challenge and Other Viral Campaigns

The ice bucket challenge has indeed become rather popular. Everyone’s doing it—most especially celebrities! In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s a viral campaign designed to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. As of the time of writing, donations have already gone up to $100 million. The awareness campaign has indeed reached great…

Four Acts of Kindness During World War II

War is a horrible time for anyone. It’s a period of negativity and cynicism. How could thoughtfulness ever thrive in a wartime environment? And the most infamous of wars perhaps is World War II. But even selflessness managed to make its way into men’s hearts. Even during the time of war, some unsung heroes rose…

Seminary

A Look into Humans of New York

You may be familiar with Humans of New York or HONY. If you aren’t, it’s a photoblog and book featuring pictures of people on the streets. Brandon Stranton started HONY by taking portraits of people and interviewing them. Used are their individual answers as captions. Their answers are about how they go about their lives…