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The Burial of the Body of Jesus

Reflections on Each of the Seven Dolors of Mary On the Seventh Dolor, The Burial of the Body of Jesus The sorrowful funeral train sets forth; the disciples place him on their shoulders; hosts of angels from heaven accompany him; … Continue reading

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The Tranquility of the Meek

There are some characters which appear very gentle as long as everything goes well with them; but at the touch of any adversity or contradiction, they are immediately enkindled, and begin to throw forth smoke like a volcano. Such as … Continue reading

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The Power of Meekness

We ought to deal kindly with all, and to manifest those qualities which spring naturally from a heart tender and full of Christian charity; such as affability, love, and humility. These virtues serve wonderfully to gain the hearts of men, … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Meek

Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth. -Mt 5:5 Meekness is a virtue which implies loftiness of soul. For this reason worldlings usually are wanting in meekness, for this loftiness is found in them but rarely and … Continue reading

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A Single Word

At times, a single word is sufficient to cool a person who is burning with anger; and, on the other hand, a single word may be capable of desolating a soul, and infusing into it a bitterness which may be … Continue reading

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Patience Rewarded

Mention is made in the Chronicles of St. Dominic of a novice of that Order, who died in the monastery of Argentina, and who opened his eyes unexpectedly, while the Religious were saying the last prayers for his soul, and … Continue reading

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Enduring Illness

When St. Francis de Sales was ill, it was a matter of great edification to notice how simply he told his symptoms, without exaggeration or complaint, how patiently and uncomplainingly he bore them, and how he received all remedies without … Continue reading

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