Catholic Identity Virtues and Values Program

ABOUT: An initiative from the Diocese is the Catholic Identity Program. 


The focus is on 52 virtues and values -- one for every week of the year -- with downloads that include short lessons, homily hints, prayers, Scripture references, and more.

Each virtue and value promotes Catholic Identity so that young disciples follow Jesus Christ. 


This week's Virtue & Value: January 26, 2020


                                                                   This week’s virtue is


Wellness is the practice of caring for the entire self - body, mind, heart, soul - 
in recognition that each person is made in the image and likeness of God.


Scripture Reference:

                            Gym Time With Jesus!
God wants to be present in every part of our day and all aspects of our lives. Health and wellness are no different. The good news is we can care for both our physical bodies and souls. They do go hand-in-hand!

1 Corinthians tells us that our “body is a temple of the Holy Spirit” and to “glorify God in your body” (6:19-20). Feeling good physically can help us to become better in our lives overall - better parents, employees, friends, neighbors, church-goers, and ultimately, better servants for the Lord. The first thing to remember is that

God wants us to take care of our bodies. After all,

He created them. There is no better partner in our health journey than God, for He values our bodies even more than we do. Being healthy means the right food choices, plenty of exercise whether in a gym or on a hiking trail, doctor’s visits, a good night’s sleep,

a loving home environment, and time for prayer, both individually and communally.

He loves you - you need to love yourself too!