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St. Agnes

St. Agnes was but twelve years old when she was led to the altar of Minerva at Rome, and commanded to obey the persecuting laws of Diocletian, by offering incense. In the midst of the idolatrous rites she raised her … Continue reading

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St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian was an officer in the Roman army, esteemed even by the heathen as a good soldier, and honored by the Church ever since as a champion of Jesus Christ. Born at Narbonne, Sebastian came to Rome about the … Continue reading

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Contrary Vice

Never believe that you have acquired a virtue, if you have not made proof of it in resisting its contrary vice, and unless you practise it faithfully on suitable occasions. -St. Teresa St. Vincent de Paul was not contented, as … Continue reading

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Queen of Confessors

Faith, the root and basis of our justification, is a supernatural gift which God bestows upon the soul, to guide it toward the possession of His love upon earth and of Himself in heaven. By the theological virtue of faith, … Continue reading

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Lord, What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?

Here is the true token of a soul absolutely perfect, — when one has succeeded in leaving behind his own will to such a degree as no longer to seek, to aim, or to desire to do, what he would … Continue reading

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St. Antony of Egypt

St. Antony was born in the year 251, in Upper Egypt. Hearing at Mass the words, “If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast and give to the poor,” he gave away all his vast possessions. He then … Continue reading

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Consolations

Two mistakes I find common among spiritual persons. One is that they ordinarily measure their devotion by the consolations and satisfactions which they experience in the way of God, so that if these happen to be wanting, they think they … Continue reading

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