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St. Augustine and the Sea

The mystery of the Trinity is incomprehensible. The following anecdote is related of St. Augustine, the great theologian and Doctor of the Church. For many nights and days he had been meditating on the mystery of the Holy Trinity; he … Continue reading

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St. John of Kenty

St. John was born at Kenty in Poland, A.D. 1403, and studied at Cracow with great ability, industry, and success, while his modesty and virtue drew all hearts to him. He was, for a short time, in charge of a … Continue reading

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Necessary Adversities

To attain union with God, all the adversities that He sends us are necessary; for His only aim is to consume all our evil inclinations from within and from without. Therefore, slights, injuries, insults, infirmities, poverty, abandonment by friends and … Continue reading

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Seeking Union With God

When we have totally abandoned ourselves to the pleasure of God, submitting without any reserve our will and affections to His dominion, we shall see our souls so united to His Divine Majesty, that we shall be able to say … Continue reading

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The Hermit and His Cat

It is related in the Life of St. Gregory, that a rich man left the world and retired into a wood, taking with him, to afford him some recreation in that solitude, only a little cat, as he loved it … Continue reading

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Attachments

The soul which remains attached to anything, even to the least thing, however many its virtues may be, will never arrive at the liberty of the divine union. It matters little whether a bird be fastened by a stout or … Continue reading

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The Theologian and the Beggar

Taulerus relates that there was once a great theologian, who for eight years in succession prayed to God to show him some one who would teach him the way of truth, and that, finally, when he was one day offering … Continue reading

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