Penance and Mortification don’t always need to be extreme but they do need to be part of the life of each and every Radical Catholic. There are countless benefits that come from engaging in penance and mortification. As Radical Catholics we must be committed to fighting sin, interceding for the world, and an intimate relationship with God, penance and mortification are integral parts of all those endeavors.
Some reasons for Mortification and Penance are:
The mortified man is able to suck honey from the rock and oil from rugged stones. St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Dave VanVickle is a Catholic speaker and writer focusing on the Universal Call to Holiness and Authentic Catholic Spirituality. He is currently employed as the Director of Evangelization for the parishes of the Catholic Community of Wexford, PA.