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Flattery

St. Charles Borromeo never flattered people with fine words, such as are used in courts, but, when asked for an opinion, for advice, or for any favor, simply stated his thoughts and intentions, and never made a promise which he … Continue reading

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Candor

We love ourselves too much, and proceed with too much human prudence, that we may not lose an atom of our consideration! Oh, what a great mistake this is! The Saints did not act thus. -St. Teresa St. Francis Xavier, … Continue reading

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Two Types of Prudence

Prudence is of two sorts, human and Christian. Human prudence, which is also called the prudence of the flesh and of the world, is that which has no other aim than what is temporal, thinks only of arriving at its … Continue reading

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St. Justin Martyr

St. Justin was born of heathen parents at Neapolis in Samaria, about the year 103. He was well educated, and gave himself to the study of philosophy, but always with one object, that he might learn the knowledge of God. … Continue reading

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Visitation

The angel Gabriel, in the mystery of the Annunciation, informed the Mother of God that her cousin Elizabeth had miraculously conceived, and was then pregnant with a son who was to be the precursor of the Messiah. “Mary therefore arose,” … Continue reading

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St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc was born in the village of Domremy in Lorraine. From her parents, who were good and honest peasants, she inherited not material riches, but a tender devotion and sincere faith, to which were united a lively … Continue reading

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The Perfect Servant of the Blessed Sacrament

“Behold the handmaid of the Lord!” exclaimed the Blessed Virgin [Luke 1:38], and Her whole life was passed serving Him in the most perfect manner. She is the model, royal and divine, of our Eucharistic service. The spirit of a … Continue reading

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