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Imperfections

Beware of becoming vexed or impatient at the faults of others, for it would be folly when you see a man falling into a ditch, to throw yourself into another to no purpose. -St. Bonaventure Cardinal Cesarini, a man of … Continue reading

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Patience in Conversation – Part 2 of 2

The highest degree of meekness consists in seeing, serving, honoring, and treating amiably, on occasion, those who are not to our taste, and who show themselves unfriendly, ungrateful, and troublesome to us. -St. Francis de Sales This holy Bishop was … Continue reading

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Patience in Conversation – Part 1 of 2

Resist your impatience faithfully. -St. Francis de Sales St. Francis himself excelled in this. We read in his Life that a poor lawyer often visited him in regard to trifling matters of business, and that the Saint always listened to … Continue reading

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Amiable Conversation

St. Vincent de Paul always showed an admirable gentleness to all the members of his Congregation. He met them with a kind and cheerful countenance, giving them frequent marks of fatherly love and cordiality, especially when he was sending them … Continue reading

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Agreeable Conversation

It is a matter of great importance to make our conversation agreeable. To do so it is necessary to appear humble, patient, respectful, cordial, yielding in all lawful things and to all. Above all, we must avoid contradicting the opinion … Continue reading

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St. Martin I

St. Martin, who occupied the Roman See from A.D. 649 to 655, incurred the enmity of the Byzantine court by his energetic opposition to the Monothelite heresy, and the Exarch Olympius went so far as to endeavor to procure the … 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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