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Mastering the Tongue

St. Vincent de Paul made himself so completely master of his tongue, that useless or superfluous words were rarely heard from his mouth, and never a single one inconsiderate, contrary to charity, or such as might savor of vanity, flattery, … Continue reading

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Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

In the thirteenth century, when the persecution carried on by Frederick II was raging against the Church, there lived in Florence seven illustrious men who, united by the bonds of Christian charity, strove to make their lives conform as far … Continue reading

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Simeon’s Prophecy

Reflections on Each of the Seven Dolors of Mary On the First Dolor, Of Simeon’s Prophecy In this valley of tears, every man is born to weep, and every one must suffer those afflictions that daily befall him. But how … Continue reading

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Enduring Little Trials

It should be our principal business, to conquer ourselves, and, from day to day, to go on increasing in strength and perfection. Above all, however, it is necessary for us to strive to conquer our little temptations, such as fits … Continue reading

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True Humility

Humility, to be true, must be always accompanied by charity; that is, loving, seeking, and accepting humiliations to please God, and to become more like Jesus Christ; to do otherwise, would be to practise it in the manner of the … Continue reading

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Humble Tasks

St. Mary Magdalen di Pazzi willingly occupied herself in laborious tasks; and the lower and meaner they were, with the more pleasure and readiness did she accomplish them. The same thing was done by St. Aloysius Gonzaga. The blessed Alessandro … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Lourdes

As our blessed Lady cooperated with Jesus in our redemption by the martyrdom of her heart, so she does not cease to interpose her powerful intercession before the throne of God, to obtain the salvation of her devoted servants. Among … Continue reading

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