This is a great study session where we will explore one deadly sin and one lively virtue per session. Coming to these sessions is based on the availability of the participant and can be attended as the participants schedules permits.
Sessions will be held in John XXIII room.
When we come to the Cornice of the Slothful on Mount Purgatoy, we come to the “dead center” of the entire Divine Comedy, midway up Mount Purgatory and midway through the poem. This place like the eye of a hurricane is the fitting spot to discuss sloth, which St. Thomas defined as sorrow or indifference to spiritual good and medieval people called the “noonday devil”. Sloth is when a human heart becomes bored with and inert to the things of God. It is not the same thing as mere laziness. A person can be mired in the depths of sloth while filled with enregy for video games, TV, work-aholism, money, and all the other distractions the world provides to keep us numb to the voice of God and the desire for happiness and heavenly things. Fr. Robert Barron reminds us that the antidote for sloth is zeal for the things of God. This is best kindled by fervent prayer for God to reveal our mission in life, coupled with the vigorous pursuit of the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.