Fr. Peter J. Arnoudt, SJ

Fr. Peter J. Arnoudt, SJ (1811-1865) was a Jesuit spiritual writer. He was born at Moere Belgium and died in Cincinnati. He entered the Society of Jesus at Florissant, Missouri, in 1831. After the usual course of Jesuit training, he was appointed to teach in the colleges in the Missouri province of the Society.


 Admonitions Useful for Purifying the Heart

The voice of Jesus—Learn of Me because I am meek and humble of Heart; and ye shall find rest for your souls.  The voice of the Disciple—These are the words of Jesus Christ, whereby we are commanded to learn and imitate the Virtues of His Heart, that we may be set free from all misery…


What is the Most Ancient of Christian Devotions?

The most ancient special devotion of Christians is doubtless that of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Son of God. The holy Sacraments and the other objects of devotion did not yet exist, when the Blessed Virgin Mary found her delight in worshiping the most Sweet Heart of her Jesus; already did Holy Joseph clasp…