Category Archives: Wisdom

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 will, … Continue reading

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Gate of Heaven

If there is in a man’s life one moment of supreme importance, that is without doubt the moment of death, for on this moment depends eternity. It would be of little avail for us to have passed a long life … 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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Serving in God’s Way

Our greatest fault is, that we wish to serve God in our way, not in His way; according to our will, not according to His will. When He wishes us to be sick, we wish to be well; when He … Continue reading

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Greatness in Small Things

The greatest fault among those who have a good will, is that they wish to be something they cannot be, and do not wish to be what they necessarily must be. They conceive desires to do great things, for which, … Continue reading

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St. Hilary of Poitiers

St. Hilary was a native of Poitiers, in Aquitaine. Born and educated a pagan, it was not till near middle age that he embraced Christianity, moved thereto mainly by the idea of God presented to him in the Holy Scriptures. … Continue reading

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