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Take 3 minutes and read Pope Francis’ list of New Year’s Resolutions

January 5, 2018

By: Michael Norton, Vice President, Malvern Retreat House

It is that time of year when many of us make our New Year’s resolutions.  No doubt, as we reflect on and write our list of changes we fully intend to make, we do so with total commitment to better our lives.  I think for the past 30 years, I have resolved to lose weight and exercise more. Yes, I made these two resolutions again for 2018, among others. Each year, history repeats itself. As time goes on, my commitment wanes. Maybe I need a better list of resolutions.

During our weekly radio show, Companion on the Journey, (Tuesdays, 5-6 PM on Radio Maria) Malvern Retreat House President Mark Poletunow shared Pope Francis’ New Year’s List of Resolutions.  The Holy Father published this list in 2014, but it works for 2018 as well:

  1. Don’t gossip.
  2. Finish your meals.
  3. Make time for others.
  4. Choose a “more humble” purchase.
  5. Meet the poor in the flesh.
  6. Stop judging others
  7. Befriend those who disagree.
  8. Make commitments, such as marriage.
  9. Make it a habit to ask the Lord.
  10. Be happy

To see a more in depth version of Pope Francis’ list click here.http://www.iccparish.org/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2014/01/New-Years-Resolutions-by-Pope-Francis.pdf

If you would like to discuss the Holy Father’s list, I invite  to call into the Malvern Retreat House radio program, Companions on the Journey, hosted by Mark Poletunow and Michael Norton, Tuesdays 5-6 PM.  Call 866-333-6279

To listen live Click here: https://laymensretreat.wpengine.com/malvern-live/radio-maria/

I wish you a 2018 joy filled 2018 overflowing with our Lord’s love.

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