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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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Lord, I Am Not Worthy

“Lord, I am not worthy” can be spoken with great faith and hope or with distrust and despair. We are all sinners and unworthy to have our Lord under our roof.  Yet, in our unworthiness and sinfulness Christ offered Himself … Continue reading

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Sin Endangers the World

My plan for this evening was to read Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen for inspiration for a posting.  I selected an essay of his entitled “The Loss of the Sense of Sin Endangers God’s World”.  The first two paragraphs of his … Continue reading

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Pride and Concupiscence

Which is more deadly to the soul, pride or concupiscence?  Of these two great enemies of man, Dietrich von Hilderbrand contends that pride is far more deadly. Concupiscence inclines man to commit sin.  It is the residual stemming from the … Continue reading

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St. Catherine of Genoa on Purgatory

St. Catherine of Genoa was a mystic who influenced Saints John of the Cross, Francis de Sales, and Vincent de Paul. She also influenced the French Oratorian and Carmelite movements.  Near the end of her life St. Catherine wrote a … Continue reading

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Christ Crucified

When viewing an image of Christ crucified, the physical sufferings of Christ are evident.  He is typically portrayed in agony.  His body physically distorted.  His wounds gruesomely depicted in great detail.   Commentaries have described the brutality of His crucifixion in … Continue reading

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