Bl. Margaret of Castello: a model of everyday preaching

Bl. Margaret of Costello preached in a very practical way, using whatever was at hand, in everyday life, with the people closest to her.  Her poor physical condition helped her to be more open to God’s inspiration.  Her limitations became a strength.  Inspiration can be defined as a “breathing in” of supernatural life.  Inspiration provides a vocabulary for addressing divine truths to others—this is what preaching is about.  The preacher must be alert for inspiration within us and in the world around us.  Like Bl. Margaret, we are usually called by God to address someone or something near to us.  We may find inspiration within our homes, workplaces, or leisure activities.  Let us be attentive to every opportunity!

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