The Psychology of Conversion

 

 Volunteer now for Advent Decorating 8:30am-noon, Friday, November 29. Help decorate the church for the season of Advent. Sign up on Mary.org or 612-317-3433.  Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 4:30 pm, Sunday, December 8, Aztec dancers and a bi-lingual Eucharist. Procession and dance on the plaza at 3:45 pm. Fiesta to follow Mass,Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Basilica’s lower level. ASL Interpreted.  La Guadalupana ---A Story of Inclusion and Generosity 1:30pm, Saturday, December 7, In the Heart of The Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interactive show. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Buy tickets now.  Mary, Model of Dignity for Women, Then and Now 11:00am-12:30pm, Sundays, December 8 and 15. Saints Ambrose and Teresa Room, Ground Level. Discussion led by Sr. Catherine Michaud. Register by Dec. 5, $20.00. Scholarships available.  Handel's Messiah 7:30pm, Thursday, December 19 and 8:00pm, Friday, December 20, and 1:00pm, Saturday, December 21. The Basilica of Saint Mary. Great tickets available.  ASSIST TYPHOON HAIYAN VICTIMS You can assist those affected by Typhoon Haiyan through an online donation to Catholic Relief Services.  A Gift for Christmas Flowers Help beautify The Basilica this Christmas. Tribute gifts given by December 13 will be listed in the Christmas leaflets.  New Strategic Plan Our new 5 year plan is a road map to guide our parish as we work to accomplish our hopes and dreams for the future.  Scrip is now Basilica Bucks  Introducing the amazing Basilica Bucks! Use them to buy gas. Buy groceries. Buy that gift at Target. Yes, our Script gift card program has a new comprehensive name-BASILICA BUCKS. Use them. Love them. Give them to your friends and family. Support the Basilica and its programs with every Basilica Bucks purchase. © The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN »


Volunteer now for Advent Decorating
8:30am-noon, Friday, November 29. Help decorate the church for the season of Advent. Sign up on Mary.org or 612-317-3433.
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
4:30 pm, Sunday, December 8, Aztec dancers and a bi-lingual Eucharist. Procession and dance on the plaza at 3:45 pm. Fiesta to follow Mass,Teresa of Calcutta Hall, Basilica’s lower level. ASL Interpreted.
La Guadalupana —A Story of Inclusion and Generosity
1:30pm, Saturday, December 7, In the Heart of The Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre and the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Interactive show. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Buy tickets now.
Mary, Model of Dignity for Women, Then and Now
11:00am-12:30pm, Sundays, December 8 and 15. Saints Ambrose and Teresa Room, Ground Level. Discussion led by Sr. Catherine Michaud. Register by Dec. 5, $20.00. Scholarships available.
Handel’s Messiah
7:30pm, Thursday, December 19 and 8:00pm, Friday, December 20, and 1:00pm, Saturday, December 21. The Basilica of Saint Mary. Great tickets available.
ASSIST TYPHOON HAIYAN VICTIMS
You can assist those affected by Typhoon Haiyan through an online donation to Catholic Relief Services.
A Gift for Christmas Flowers
Help beautify The Basilica this Christmas. Tribute gifts given by December 13 will be listed in the Christmas leaflets.
New Strategic Plan
Our new 5 year plan is a road map to guide our parish as we work to accomplish our hopes and dreams for the future.
Scrip is now Basilica Bucks
Introducing the amazing Basilica Bucks! Use them to buy gas. Buy groceries. Buy that gift at Target. Yes, our Script gift card program has a new comprehensive name-BASILICA BUCKS. Use them. Love them. Give them to your friends and family. Support the Basilica and its programs with every Basilica Bucks purchase. © The Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN »

The Psychology of Conversion

As one goes up the hierarchy of nature, one finds an interesting capacity for adaption.  H2O is capable of assuming the three forms of ice, water, and steam; plants have adaptability only to seasons and local conditions; animals have additional powers of moving from place to place, but each one of them still remains more or less fixed in type.  Man has the greatest capacity for change of all, because he who is born of the flesh can also be born of the spirit; he who is only a creature can become a Child of God.  Man alone is convertible.  He alone can become something he is not.  Conversion does not mean a further development in the natural order, but a generation into a supernatural order.  The body is alive because of the soul, but the soul is dead when it has not that higher life which God alone can give.  “Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).

From Chapter 12 – “Peace of Soul” by Fulton J. Sheen, PhD. D.D.  Copyright  1949. (prior Bishop and Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church) McGraw Hill Book Company, 330 West 42nd Street, New York 18, New York

Compiled and researched by Kimberly Koerber-Bauer-Koerber

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