Sanctify Your Daily Life: How to Transform Work Into a Source of Strength, Holiness, and Joy

Sanctify Your Daily Life: How to Transform Work Into a Source of Strength, Holiness, and Joy

by Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski


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Whether you’re a monk or a manager, whether you change tires or change diapers, you can transform your work into a source of strength, holiness, and even joy — and these pages show you how. Written by St. John Paul II’s teacher, Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski, they show you how to change any workplace into a workshop for sanctity — for yourself and for those around you. Regardless of the work you do, these pages will make your attitude better, your work easier, and your life holier. No longer will you have to struggle for holiness despite all the sorrow, stress, and trouble at work; rather, as the title promises, you’ll already be working your way into Heaven!

Cardinal Wyszynski will teach you:

  • How to avoid burn-out — at home or at the office
  • How to pray in work, instead of merely at work. Five steps you can take
  • How work can help you discover (and overcome) hidden character flaws
  • Your failures on the job. What you should learn from each one of them
  • How to develop inner peace —even amid the din of phones, kids, and machines
  • Five steps to help you offer all of your daily tasks to God
  • Six virtues work instills in you — when you have the right attitude!
  • Why it’s wrong to think that God made work a punishment for sin
  • Office politics and family stresses — how to defuse them before they do harm
  • The real reason copiers jam and dishwashers quit (knowing why will help you)
  • How to make even the worst job bearable
  • How to hang in there in hard times: perseverance, and how it can be yours
  • Three things that cause discouragement at work — and how to eliminate them
  • God’s plan for the work you do, no matter how humble it may be
  • Plus: dozens of ways to make your attitude better, your work easier, and your life holier

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682780640
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication date: 04/19/2018
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Editor's Note ix

Introduction 3

1 The Problem of Work Today 5

2 The Image of God's "Work" 13

3 Work as a Need of Human Nature 23

4 Work as a Social Duty 31

5 The Use of the Fruits of Work 39

6 Human Work as Cooperation with God 47

7 Work as Love for the Creator 55

8 Prayer through Work 63

9 The Supernatural Organization of Work 71

10 By the Sweat of Your Brow 79

11 The Mystery of Redemption in Work 87

12 The Interior Life and Excessive Work 95

13 The Spiritual and Social Values of Work 101

14 Patience in Work 109

15 The Virtue of Longanimity in Work 117

16 Perseverance and Constancy in Work 127

17 Conscientiousness and Diligence 133

18 Silence in Work 141

19 Cooperation 151

20 Time for Work and Time for Rest 157

21 Sunday 167

22 Joy in Work 173

Biographical Note: Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski 179

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