Written by: Grace Mackinnon
Category: Spirituality (CD)
Do you ever look around and think, if my life were as easy as my neighbor's I'd be a saint? We often think that our sufferings are keeping us from becoming holy, but this isn't true!
"In Heaven, our sufferings will be the jewels in our crown," teaches Grace MacKinnon in her new three tape (or CD) series Moments of Grace. And her words are not pious platitudes. Born with cerebral palsy, Grace has shouldered a heavier cross than most. Yet, she has used her sufferings to grow in holiness and help other Catholics as well.
Looking back on her life, Grace says she never dreamed she would one
day work for a bishop, hold a degree in theology and write a Catholic newspaper
column. She can now say joyfully, "Our God is a god of surprises." But Grace
was not always grateful to God for her life.
Born with a crippling birth defect, at six months of age she could not even sit up. Her family called her "patito" or little duck, and for the first six years of her life she was cared for as a total invalid.
Through the kindness of family and friends and her own perseverance, Grace received a good education and learned to cope with her handicap. She had to fight for opportunities we take for granted, but through many "moments of grace" and her own persistence, she graduated from college, married and leads a regular life.
Although Grace was raised a Catholic, growing up she felt distant from
God and questioned why He sent her suffering. One lonely night in her college
dormitory she prayed out loud to God: "I know you've been after me for a long
time and I've been running away from you, but I'll tell you what. I don't think
I'm good enough for you God. If you think I am, come into this life of mine
and help me." And from that night on she had a conversion of heart and her life
began to change.
Grace sensed that God was calling her to build up His kingdom, and with the encouragement of her parish priest, she successfully pursued a Master's in Theology. Now she travels throughout her diocese teaching the much-needed Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Grace goes on to explain how she teaches The Catechism of the Church with "the catechism of her life." She explains that suffering is about love - first Jesus' love for us on the cross and in return our love for Him. And why we must strive for the prayer of Father Miguel Pro, who said to Our Lady: "I don't wish to savor the happiness of Bethlehem or accompany you on your glorious assumption. For my life I covet the jeers of Calvary, loving my God with the immolation of my being." Grace divides the spiritual life simply into the road to life and the road to death. And the signposts of the road to life are the Ten Commandments. When you listen to Moments of Grace, you'll be inspired to use your own trials and sufferings to bring you the greatest happiness possible.
In This Series You'll Learn:
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Catholic Apologetics, Bible Studies, Spirituality and Adult Education
Scott Hahn, Jeff Cavins, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Fr. George Rutler, Fr. Benedict Groeschel, and Fr. Mitch Pacwa
DVDs, DVD Videos and CDs
The Lamb's Supper DVD by: Scott Hahn (PC: 5277-DVD)
The Apostle's Creed by: Matthew Arnold - Catechesis (CD) (PC: LT01-CD)
The Story of the Bible by: Matthew Arnold - Category: Bible Study (CD) (PC: LT02-CD)
Mary, Scriptural Icon of the Church (PC: 5559-CD) Written by: Michael Barber - Category: Mariology (CD)
Mother of Mercy - (PC: 7512-CD) Written by: Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Category: Mariology (CD)
Our Fathers Plan (DVD) - (PC: OFP96-DVD) Written by: Jeff Cavins, Scott Hahn, Category: Bible Study (DVD)
Two Best DVDs on Padre Pio and Sr. Faustina
Each DVD is over 2 Hours Long
with 3 Documentary Films on Each DVD
Best DVDs on Sr. Faustina and Padre Pio Ever Made
Top DVD on Padre Pio over 2 Hours Long "Celebration of Padre Pio - Pray Hope and Don't Worry"
DVD on Sr. Faustina over 2 Hours Long
"The Life and Times of Sr. Faustina"
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