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Ten Counsels of St. John of Avila – Third Counsel

The third counsel of St. John of Avila that leads a soul in the way to salvation, is: Return thanks to God for all your spiritual graces, natural gifts, and every other good that you possess, attributing nothing to yourself … Continue reading

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Ten Counsels of St. John of Avila

St. John of Avila presented ten counsels to lead a soul in the way to salvation.  His first counsel is: At once reject from your mind not only rash judgment of your neighbor, but the very thought of his faults … Continue reading

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Purgatory: A Logical Argument For

Jimmy Akin has presented a logical argument for purgatory.   His argument is, as follows: Premise 1: There will be neither sin nor attachment to sin in heaven. Premise 2: We (at least most of us) are still sinning and are … Continue reading

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Distraction in Prayer

Distractions can be a difficulty in prayer.  They can affect vocal, meditative, and contemplative prayer.  Distractions do not withdraw us from God; only sin withdraws us from God.  Distractions can be annoying and distressing, but lacking resolve and deliberation are … Continue reading

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St. Paul on Reconciliation

St. Paul taught that those in the state of sin cannot inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, … Continue reading

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Worship of God is How We Live our Life

God has revealed the type of worship He desires, worship carried out in how we live our life.   Worship is not only the words we pray, it is also the actions we take throughout each day. In 1 Samuel (15:22) … Continue reading

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Seeing and Hearing Truth

When a child does not want to acknowledge a parent, they close their eyes and cover their ears.  Some adults are not much different, they too close their eyes and cover their ears when they do not want to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Be a Saint

All are called by God to be a saint.  The Holy Sprint instills in each the gifts and talents necessary for their saintly calling. The saintliness God desires is to humbly walk with Him, as His son walked with Him, … Continue reading

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Rome Pilgrimage – Sunday Angelus and Catacombs

Our day started at Saint Peter’s Square with the Sunday Angelus of Pope Francis.  The square was filled with tens of thousands of people.  Pope Francis spoke of the need to “pray always, without growing weary.”  The readers of my … Continue reading

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Indifference

Indifference in a garden results in a garden overran with weeds.  Indifference towards a family member or friend results in a broken or impaired relationship.  Spiritual indifference results in a lost soul.  The products of spiritual indifference are a lack … Continue reading

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