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Gleanings -  Objects or ideas that have been gathered or amassed over a period of time, especially when they form a collection or comprehensive whole.
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Following are discoveries I've gleaned during reference searches on the Internet. Enjoy!
No compensation received for these listing, except an occasional link exchange.

June 07, 2023

May 25, 2023

  • Antidotes for Male Teenage Sloth: May 15, 2023 | Phillip Campbell. “Sloth is generally defined as laziness. But it is not mere laziness; it is a preference for ease and comfort, a reluctance to do hard things.…It is often accompanied by indifference or boredom. Sloth is a disposition towards whatever is easy and comfortable — it is a habitual preference for the path of least resistance.”
  • Fighting Acedia: Choosing God at All Times (Simply Catholic). “Acedia is the…way of talking about sloth. But it is much more than a simple laziness or lack of desire to do anything worthwhile. It is an infliction of the soul that attacks desire: we listen to it and become unable to follow through on our intentions. Because we don’t act on intentions, we feel dull, numb and spiritual dead. To put the definition in a more pithy fashion: acedia creates in us the inability to choose the good.
  • “What We Believe Series” by Father Joshua J. Whitfield from SIMPLY CATHOLIC.

May 12, 2023

  • 800th Franciscan Centenary: The Franciscan centenary is a journey that we have decided to begin in order for the entire Franciscan family throughout the world to celebrate together the 800th anniversary of Saint Francis' Easter and the culminating events of the last years of his life. Said Centenary has been divided into 4 Centenaries, respectively spread over 4 years where it will be possible to reflect and contemplate the Rule and Christmas in Greccio (1223-2023), the gift of the Stigmata (1224-2024), the Canticle of the Creatures (1225- 2025), the Easter of Francis of Assisi (1226-2026).

May 8, 2023

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February 21, 2023

February 9, 2023

February 7, 2023

  • WordHippo: Online web app providing a range of tools related to the use of words for creative and recreational purposes such as writing, poetry, translations, word games, etc. Our range of available tools to include: Rhyming words | Example sentences | Translations | Definitions | Word forms | Word Games.

January 21, 2023


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