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St. Peter Damian

St. Peter Damian was born in 988, and lost both parents at an early age. His eldest brother, in whose hands he was left, treated him so cruelly that a younger brother, a priest, moved by his piteous state, sent … Continue reading

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Suitable Exercises

The ignorance of some is greatly to be pitied, who load themselves with unwise penances and other unsuitable exercises of their devising, putting all their confidence in them, and expecting to become saints by their means. -St. John of the … Continue reading

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Mastering Inclinations

The mortifications which come to us from God, or from men by His permission, are always worth more than those which are the children of our own will. -St. Francis de Sales It is narrated in the Lives of the … Continue reading

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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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