The Gentleman's List

The Gentleman’s List (11-25-2013)

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Hello gents,

I am consistently amazed at all the excellent apostolates designed to strengthen men and encourage virtue. Please take the time to review each of the initiatives and organizations listed below. As always, if you have something to submit, feel free to send me a message here with the subject line “The Gentleman’s List.”

In Jesus and Mary,

Sam Guzman
Editor
The Catholic Gentleman

Religious Orders

Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem – Established in Wisconsin (my home state) by Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem is a society of apostolic life dedicated to the worship of God through the missal of 1962. Read more here and here.

Oblates of the Virgin Mary – Based on the spirituality of Ven. Pio Bruno Lanteri, the oblates seek to imitate Jesus Christ through Mary and pursue the sanctification of all men through prayer, the missionary apostolate, defense of sound doctrine, and the formation of clergy.

Apostolates

Angelic Warfare Confraternity -A supernatural fellowship of men and women bound to one another in love and dedicated to pursuing and promoting chastity together under the powerful patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

RECLAiM Sexual Health – RECLAiM Sexual Health offers an anonymous, science-based, Catholic online recovery program, and provides resources for those who desire to reclaim God’s plan for their lives, and the lives of loved ones impacted by pornography and other unhealthy sexual behaviors.

Wilderness Outreach – Wilderness Oureach is a week-long, intensive experience for men, challenging them to grow in their faith while building trails for the U.S. Forest Service.

Knights of Divine Mercy – The Knights of Divine Mercy exists to awaken in men the desire for a true knight’s calling: The quest for holiness and the restoration of the sacred.

Church Militant – Church Militant provides rigorous combat training for the Catholic soldier.

Fix the Family – Christian civilization begins with strong families. Fix the Family is dedicated to teaching couples how to live the Catholic faith in their homes.

Malvern Retreat House – Located in the countryside around Philadelphia, Malvern Retreat House is America’s oldest and largest Catholic retreat center.

Blogs

CoreyBruns.com – The blog of seminarian in the archdiocese of New York. Musings on seminary life, theology, liturgy, beauty, and more.

TrueManhood.com – Teaching virtue and pursuing true, authentic manhood.

Live the Strong Life – A blog dedicated to growing stronger physically and spiritually and becoming a better man.

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3 thoughts on “The Gentleman’s List (11-25-2013)

  1. Another excellent list Sam. All good selections. The apostolates Angelic Warfare Confraternity and the Knights of Divine Mercy and young seminarian Cory Bruns blog are particularly solid recommendations.

    Pax!

  2. I would highly encourage all to consider joining the Angelic Warfare Confraternity or at least praying the prayers which you can find on the website. Especially in the world today, growing in the virtue of purity can be extremely difficult especially for men. We are constantly bombarded with temptations against purity. We men have a deep desire to be pure because it gives us the freedom to love authentically, but so many men are trapped in the horrible cycle of sexual temptation and sin. The Confraternity has numerous benefits. One of those benefits is the knowledge that there are thousands of people, struggling in similar ways, praying for you each day. St. Thomas Aquinas, who himself was severely tempted to sexual sin, and the Blessed Mother, Queen of Purity, are powerful intercessors who will help you overcome temptation, be healed of past wounds, purify your heart and your memory, and give you the strength and courage to live purely. Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord? Every man has the desire to climb that mountain. The man with clean hands and a pure heart shall climb the mountain of the Lord. You can be that man. Be that man.

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