Category Archives: Religion

Surrendering the Human Will

Those deceive themselves, who believe that union with God consists in ecstasies or raptures, and in the enjoyment of Him. For it consists in nothing except the surrender and subjection of our will with our thoughts, words, and actions, to … Continue reading

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Abiding in Charity

Who abideth in charity, abideth in God, and God in him. -1 Jn 4:16 The object of all virtues is to bring us into union with God, in which alone is laid up all the happiness that can be enjoyed … Continue reading

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St. Francis Xavier

A young Spanish gentleman, in the dangerous days of the Reformation, was making a name for himself as a Professor of Philosophy in the University of Paris, and had seemingly no higher aim, when St. Ignatius, of Loyola, won him … Continue reading

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Love for One’s Family

Among all those who are included under the title of neighbor, there are none who deserve it more, in one sense, than those of our own household. They are nearest of all to us, living under the same roof, and … Continue reading

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St. Andrew

St. Andrew was one of the fishermen of Bethsaida, and brother, perhaps elder brother, of St. Peter, and became a disciple of St. John Baptist. He seemed always eager to bring others into notice; when called himself by Christ on … 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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Caring for the Sick – Part 2 of 2

St. John Berchmans bestowed . . . care upon the sick, in whatever house he was living. He visited them many times a day, and consoled them with spiritual conversation. In summer, he brought them cool water from the fountain, … Continue reading

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