Is Joy Possible in the 21st Century?


Does the fast-paced nature of modern technology bog you down? Do you feel just like a cog in the corporate machine? Is your heart still empty after securing material wealth, power, and success? Are you a person of faith feeling like a passerby in this life? Is you answered yes to any or all of the questions this website is right for you!

St. Philip Neri wrote, The true way to advance in holy virtues, is to persevere in a holy cheerfulness (joy).” Archenemy of the Catholic Church Friedrich Nietzsche recognized this truth as well by purporting, “The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.” My name is Matthew Chicoine an introverted,  but zealous Catholic striving to discover the simple joys in daily life.

I began The Simple Catholic blog in 2015 with the hope of drawing others closer to understanding the splendor of truth as taught by Jesus Christ and safeguarded by the Catholic Church. I hope to use my writing as a means of growing in holiness and bringing others to Christ as well. I will be featuring a healthy mixture of theological expositions and anecdotal evidence of the Holy Spirit’s workings in my life. Please join me in discovering joy in my pilgrim journey on Earth.  Thank you to all who follow me in this endeavor!

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