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Jul 11, 2018

What Boredom Can Teach Us

When the summer days get long and hot, the gift of free time can become the burden of boredom. In this video, Fr. Mike shows us how boredom can also be a gift if we take the time to be creative, instead of just looking for something to distract us like food or social media.

The wisdom he shares here is akin to that of many successful, insightful writers such as Cal Newport and Josef Pieper. You can find the works Fr. Mike references in the video here:

Cal Newport’s Deep Work
Josef Pieper’s Leisure, the Basis of Culture

Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension:

Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God

Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith

Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed

YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body

Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up about the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD.


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