Summary of Spes Salvi by Pope Benedict XVI

Background: Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 Encyclical, Spes Salvi, which takes its name from Romans 8:24, "Spes salvi facti sumus" - in hope we were saved, is dedicated to the theme of Christian hope. Hope is Performative "The Christian message [is] not … [Read more...]

Summary of Carlo Acutis: A Millennial in Paradise by Fr. Will Conquer

Born to a wealthy family in London, England, in in 1991, Carlo Acutis is a sign of contradiction for today's society. Here are a collection of my favourite quotes from Carlo Acutis, with some insights that I gathered from reading this book: "We … [Read more...]

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Summary of Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley and Lane Jones

7 Principles to Communicate for a Change: 1 - Determine Your Goal The goal of every communicator - whether teacher or preacher - is to change people's lives. Sadly, our approach for communicating often does not support this goal. "Several … [Read more...]

Summary of The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier

In this book, Michael Bungay Stanier gives us a simple and easy way to build a coaching habit, that is, a daily, informal approach to helping others unlock their potential. "The change of behaviour at the heart of what this book is about is this: … [Read more...]

How to Defeat Covid the King // Homily for Christ the King Year B … [Read more...]

Summary of A Man for Others: Maximilian Kolbe the “Saint of Auschwitz” by Patricia Treece

This is one of the best books I've ever read about a saint. I highly recommend that you get this book :) Here are my favourite themes (with some quotes & stories) from the book. #1: Sanctity "I wish to be a saint and a great saint." - St. … [Read more...]

Summary of Evangelii Nuntiandi by Pope Paul VI

Background: Evangelii Nuntiandi (“Evangelization in the Modern World”) is an apostolic exhortation issued on 8 December 1975 by Pope Paul IV on the theme of evangelization. Written 10 years after Vatican II, in a direct effort to reverse the … [Read more...]

St. Maximilian Kolbe // Homily for 33rd Sunday Year B … [Read more...]