There is a virtue in our Catholic tradition called magnanimity. It comes from two Latin words: Magna, which means great and Amina which means soul. Therefore this virtue is “Greatness of soul”. This virtue is a quality which enables me to think grand thoughts, and to have a sense within me that I am called to greatness.
It’s hard to go for greatness. You don’t always get a lot of support along the way. But every time I come to the Eucharist and place myself on the altar in the symbols of bread and wine, I join with the Lord in his giving of himself to greatness.
Jesus said: “ what profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life ? Or what can one give in exchange for his life ?” A life lived as God calls me to live it is a life of true greatness. “When the Lord comes in all his glory, then he will repay all according to his conduct.” (Matt 16:27)
Am I willing to go for greatness in my life ?
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.