The habit of being in the presence of God, taking time to
be with Him, talk with Him, and seek communion with Him.

Jesus, help me think of You throughout the day as I go about my activities. I desire to turn to You in both the challenges and successes of life. Show Yourself to me in a deeper way; reveal Your love to me. Speak to my heart as I pour my heart out to You.


St. Catherine of Siena
Even as a little girl, Catherine had a deep love for God and wanted to give her whole life to Him. She would often go to her room and spend a long time in prayer. Her mother didn’t understand this and made her do the servant’s work so she would not have time to pray. Catherine did this cheerfully and was able to pray in her heart while doing the chores. Because of her constant union with Him, God was able to use her to teach others, even the Pope. St. Catherine is a doctor of the


  • I spend time with God daily in prayer.
  • I talk to God throughout my day.
  • I entrust my needs and those of others to God in prayer.
  • I thank God for His blessings.
  • I ask God what His will for me is in matters great and small.


Philippians 4:4-7
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let all men know your forbearance. The Lord is at hand. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The Gift of Piety perfects the virtue of Justice and its related virtues. 

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  • Discussion questions
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Uplifted—What Makes You Happy? is a fresh look at our
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and likeness we are made (Gen 1:27).

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