Via Vita, or “The Way of (Christian) Life”, roots our ministry in the life of Our Lord through the movement of the Liturgical Year. Giving ourselves over to the seasons and themes that permeate the Church’s calendar, we seek to unite our ordinary existence to the extraordinary life of Christ.
Prayer: Prayer of Hannah (1 Sam 2:2-3)
There is no Holy One like the LORD, no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken, but the feeble gird on strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry are fat with spoil. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.
The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up. The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low, he also exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and on them he has set the world.
Exercise in Virtue – Charity
“It is by the path of love, which is charity, that God draws near to man, and man to God. But where charity is not found, God cannot dwell. If, then, we possess charity, we possess God, for ‘God is Charity’ (1 John 4:8).” ~ St. Albert the Great