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Benefits of Faith

St. Thomas Aquinas teaches that faith confers four benefits, faith: unites the soul with God; introduces the soul to eternal life; guides the present life; and helps overcome temptation. The soul is wedded to God through faith, for “I will … Continue reading

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Catholic Spirituality Blogs – 2013 Frankie Award

Catholic Spirituality Blogs Network has postings from twenty bloggers, follow this link to Catholic Spirituality Blogs — 2013 Frankie Award and vote for your favorite.   I have read all twenty.  Hope you find them as enjoyable as I did.

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In Silence

To pray in silence is one of my favorite forms of prayer.   Silently, I place myself in the presence of Lord.  I may sit or knell.  Typically, my eyes are closed, so as not to be distracted. In stillness, I … Continue reading

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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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