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Aug 12, 2022

Why Idleness Is Your Enemy and How to Beat It

Do you struggle with staying focussed on the task at hand? Do you find yourself scrolling endlessly on social media or Netflix?

Today, Fr. Mark-Mary challenges us to reflect on whether we are succumbing to the vice of idleness, “the enemy of our soul” and how to combat this with intentionality and virtue!


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. 

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