As I was praying and googling for inspiration…. Opps…did I just admit that I had writers block for my bulletin note this week? Well sure, the words of the Saints are a great start to spot when looking for weekly inspiration! And I have joked a few times that “St. Google told me what to do.”
And so I came across a catechesis that Pope Benedict did on St. Catherine of Bologna back in 2010. In the “Treatise on the Seven Spiritual Weapons,” Catherine teaches that to combat evil it is necessary: (1) to be careful always to do good; (2) to believe that we can never achieve anything truly good by ourselves; (3) to trust in God and, for His love, never to fear the battle against evil, either in the world or in ourselves; (4) to meditate frequently on the events and words of Jesus’ life, especially His passion and death;(5) to remember that we must die;(6) to keep the benefits of heaven firmly in our minds,(7) to be familiar with Holy Scripture, keeping it in our hearts to guide all our thoughts and actions.
That it is good road map for getting to heaven!