Reclaiming the Gift of Hope

Published in: 2012 Conference

Author: Fr. James Livingston

Fr. James Livingston, Courage Chaplain for the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, explains that hope is a supernatural appetite for God’s goodness that works primarily through the memory and employs many virtues of the intellect and will and thus shows the connection between faith and reason. It is memory of the good things God has done for us that will help us to maintain hope in the difficult times. He draws deeply from theology, scripture and the spiritual traditions of the Church, including Benedictine and Carmelite.