Do You Want to Change? Start with One Thing

Do you want to pray more? Do you want to do more acts of service? Are you looking to grow in chastity or obedience?

Instead of playing spiritual Whac-A-Mole, Fr. Mark-Mary implores us to take one virtue on the journey to holiness and focus on it with our whole heart. Not only can you allow God to choose that virtue—and he knows what’s best—but this is just how humans work.

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.