Category Archives: Meditation

St. Isidore of Seville

Isidore was born of a ducal family, at Carthagena in Spain. His two brothers, Leander, Archbishop of Seville, Fulgentius Bishop of Ecija, and his sister Florentina, are Saints. As a boy he despaired at his ill success in study, and … Continue reading

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His Descent From the Cross

Reflections on Each of the Seven Dolors of Mary On the Sixth Dolor: The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Descent From the Cross Christ, says the devout Lanspergius, shared with his mother the infliction of that wound, … Continue reading

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The Meekness of Preachers

St. Vincent de Paul, also, was accustomed, even in preaching; to speak with the greatest suavity and gentleness, so that he infused into the minds of his bearers, especially the poor, such confidence in himself, and such readiness to follow … Continue reading

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St. Francis of Paula

At the age of fifteen, Francis left his poor home at Paula in Calabria to live as a hermit in a cave by the sea-coast. In time disciples gathered round him, and with them, in 1436, he founded the “Minims,” … Continue reading

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The Meekness of Confessors

If you wish to labor with fruit in the conversion of souls, you must pour the balsam of sweetness upon the wine of your zeal, that it may not be too fiery, but mild, soothing, patient, and full of compassion. … Continue reading

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The Affability of Peacemakers

When you have to make arrangements, settle quarrels, or win others to your views, take care to be as mild as possible. You will accomplish more, and conquer more readily, by yielding and humbling yourself, than by harshness and disputation. … Continue reading

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The Tranquility of the Meek

There are some characters which appear very gentle as long as everything goes well with them; but at the touch of any adversity or contradiction, they are immediately enkindled, and begin to throw forth smoke like a volcano. Such as … Continue reading

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