Diligence; working hard in the time given for it; valuing time so as to use the moments of one’s life purposefully and meaningfully.

Heavenly Father, You have given me the gift of this day, the gift of this moment. Help me to use my time well. Give me the grace to do all for Your greater glory.


St. Anthony Marie Claret
Anthony Claret was born in Barcelona, Spain. He became the archbishop of Santiago, Cuba. He realized that if his parishioners did not read good books, they would choose books that turned them away from God. He began printing pamphlets and booklets about the Faith, and seeing their success, he worked diligently to write and print over one hundred books about the Catholic Faith.

PRACTICING Industriousness:

  • I give my full attention and energy to the task at hand.
  • I use every moment well.
  • I see free time as a gift and spend it accordingly.


Colossians 3:23-24
Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ.

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