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Judgments and Decisions

As to be holy is nothing else than to will what God wills, so to be wise is nothing else than to judge of things as God judges of them. Now, who knows whether thy sentiments be always in conformity … Continue reading

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Deeply-Rooted Passions

Whoever wishes to make progress in perfection, should use particular diligence in not allowing himself to be led away by his passions, which destroy with one hand the spiritual edifice which is rising by the labors of the other. But … Continue reading

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St. Polycarp

St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, was a disciple of St. John. He wrote to the Philippians, exhorting them to mutual love and to hatred of heresy. In 167, persecution broke out in Smyrna. When Polycarp heard that his pursuers were … Continue reading

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Chair of Saint Peter

That Saint Peter, before he went to Rome, founded the see of Antioch is attested by many Saints. It was just that the Prince of the Apostles should take this city under his particular care and inspection, which was then … Continue reading

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Queen of Angels

As we come to the knowledge of natural truth by the intellectual power of our soul, so the Holy Ghost imparts to us, by the gift of understanding, a kind of comprehension and penetration, Though imperfect, of the mysteries of … Continue reading

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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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