How to Master Yourself

Too many sparkling waters could lead to big time sin. Maybe.

Fr. Mark-Mary makes a case for the virtue of temperance and shows us how each small, daily “no” builds the muscles of self-mastery, training us to say “no” when the going gets tough and the sin gets big.

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.