Pursuit of Perfection

God Does Not Abandon Us at the Hour of Death

St. Francis de Sales / August 19, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

Meditation on the Vestments of the Mass

Fr. Michael Müller / August 18, 2022
Enemies of Salvation

Inspiration from St. Stephen of Hungary and His Crown

Paul Kengor / August 17, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

Sins of Habit

The Soul Sanctified / August 16, 2022
Pursuit of Perfection

Discourse on the Feast of the Assumption

St. Alphonsus Liguori / August 15, 2022
Cordoba,,Spain,-,May,27,,2015:,The,St.,Joachim,,Little

The Importance of Mary in the Spiritual Order (PART II)

The Holy Parents of Mary: Saints Joachim and Ann In fine, the appointed time approaching, God sent into the world two brilliant flambeaux, to announce the coming dawn of the Sun of Justice, Jesus, our Saviour. These were St. Joachim and St. Ann, whom the Divine Will had prepared and created to be the parents…

Top,View,Of,The,Church,St.,John,Of,Nepomuk.,Zdar

Resignation to the Divine Will

“My meat is to do the will of Him that sent me.”  -John 4:34 So said Jesus Christ, speaking of Himself.  In this mortal life, “meat” is that which preserves our life, and therefore Our Lord said that it was His meat to do the will of the Father.  This also ought to be the…

Imperial,Cathedral,Of,Speyer.,Paintings,By,Schraudolph.,Adam,And,Eve,

Remedies Against Gluttony

Gluttony is an inordinate love of eating and drinking.  Our Savior warns us against this vice, saying, “Take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and the cares of this life.” (Lk. 21:34).  When you feel the promptings of this shameful disorder, subdue them by the following considerations: Call to…

Parma,,Italy,-,November,3,,2013:,Correggio,Fresco,Of,The

The Glories of Heaven: The Supernatural Gifts that Await Body & Soul in Paradise

The newest addition to the TAN Resurrection collection, The Glories of Heaven was written by Saint Anselm of Canterbury and has been translated into English for the first time by Fr. Robert Nixon, OSB. The following excerpt from Fr. Nixon’s Translator’s Note heralds the powerful and resonant teachings to be found in St. Anselm’s writings.…

Vienna,,Austira,-,Juni,24,,2021:,The,Fresco,Of,Scene

The Mercy of God on the Return of a Sinner

“If sin abounds in malice to destroy, grace superabounds to repair.” -St. Francis de Sales The entrance of sin takes away life from the heart and from all its good works; the entrance of grace restores life to the heart and to all its good works.  A severe winter kills the plants of the field,…

Paris,,France,,March,15,,2015:,The,Sainte,Chapelle,(holy,Chapel)

God Controls All Events, Whether Good or Bad

Nothing happens in the the universe without God willing and allowing it. This statement must be taken absolutely of everything with the exception of sin. ‘Nothing occurs by chance in the whole course of our lives’ is the unanimous teaching of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, ‘and God intervenes everywhere.’ I am the…

Turin,,Italy,-,March,13,,2017:,The,Fresco,Of,Madonna

Introduction to the Dark Night of the Soul

The following is an Introduction penned by Fr. Benedict Zimmerman for Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross. The Dark Night, though only a short treatise in comparison with the remaining works of St. John of the Cross, is perhaps from a practical point of view the most important of the…

Vienna,-,July,3:,Guardian,Angel,With,The,Child,Paint

The Devotion of St. Aloysius to His Guardian Angel

From Speculum Innocentiae: Sive Vita Angelici Juvenis B. Aloysii Gonzagae (The Mirror of Innocence: or The Life of the Angelic Youth, Aloysius Gonzaga) by Babriel Hevenesis (1717) The tender affection which Aloysius possessed for his guardian angel constantly increased as the holy youth advanced in age and maturity. Three times each and every day, he…