Culture of Life Studies
Building a Culture of Life with the Gifts of the Holy Spirit (2022)
When we are confirmed, the Holy Spirit bestows the gifts of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, piety, and fear of the Lord upon us. These seven gifts help us as we navigate the high and low points of life. They help us as we strive to be more like Christ, and they help us strengthen our relationship with Him. That is why we must practice them every day, and it’s why we must allow our children to see that we are using them to live and walk with Christ. This takes daily determination, steadfastness, love, and devotion.
The Culture of Life Studies Program’s 49-page daily Lenten reflection booklet focuses on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and on how you can use them to strengthen the faith of those in your family and to instill that moral courage we all so desperately need today.
Each day’s entry begins with a Bible verse that discusses one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We then offer a brief reflection of this verse. After that, we write a short biography of the saint of the day and explain how he used the gifts of the Holy Spirit to build a culture of life in his life. We follow that up with suggestions for how you can use his example to build a culture of life in your own home or community. Finally, we provide a suggestion for a short activity that you can partake in as a family to further your understanding or knowledge of Church history or teaching. This will typically involve an extra five to 10 minutes.
Each day’s reflection is meant to be read aloud as a family, though anyone can read the reflections and do the activity individually.
God’s greatest gift to us was Christ’s death and resurrection. This redemptive act was for you, for me, and for all of us so that we could spend eternity with Him.
This Lent, let us help you and your family grow closer to God, grow stronger in faith, and help you make this your best Lent yet.
Note: After ordering, a download link for the digital booklet will be delivered via e-mail.