Novitiate > Welcome

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me”
Proverbs 8:17

 

Fast from pessimism; feast on Grace.
Fast from division; feast on unity.
Fast from judging; feast on empathy.
Fast from self-pity; feast on charity.
Fast from selfishness; feast on generosity.
Fast from loneliness; feast on community.

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Fast from infidelity; feast on faithfulness.
Fast from self-gratification; feast on pleasing God and others.
Fast from judgment; feast on compassion.
Fast from procrastination; feast on promptness.
Fast from self; feast on others.

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Fast from low self-esteem; feast on confidence.
Fast from worry, feast on trust in God.
Fast from eating too much; feast on good health.

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Fast from sleepiness; feast on colors, amazement, wonders of life!
Fast from comparing; feast on varieties of life!
Fast from being scared of the crosses; feast on having Jesus Christ Crucified by my side!
Fast from calling back the past, feast on the nourishment I got from the past!
Fast from “feasting,” feast on fasting!

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Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of life.
Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation.
Fast from dwelling on the past; feast on being in the present.
Fast from the fear of failures; feast on possibilities.

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Fast from Speed; feast on Quality.
Fast from easily claiming defeat; feast on divine power.
Fast from gluttony, feast on freedom.
Fast from self-image, feast on inner beauty.
Fast from being self-absorbed; feast on Christ in the present moment.

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Fast from looking; feast on seeing.
Fast from hearing; feast on listening.
Fast from speaking; feast on contemplating.
Fast from self-interest; feast on communal growth.
Fast from frowning; feast on smiling.
Fast from regressing; feast on making changes.
Fast from dreaming; feast on living the precious moments.
Fast from doing; feast on whole-hearted service.
Fast from fears; feast on trust and hope.
In all, see God’s Love in everything.

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Fast from dwelling in the past,
feast on living in the present.
Fast from fixed ideas,
feast on new experiences.
Fast from false self-image,
feast on the discovery of the
beauty of oneself.
Fast from suspicions,
feast on freedom.
Fast from anxiety,
feast on simplicity.
Fast from fears,
feast on what life can offer.
Fast from resentments,
feast on compassion.
Fast from rigidity,
feast on open to love.