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On the Power of the Prayer of Children

Once the Emperor Henry besieged a certain city for a considerable time. The inhabitants were unwilling to surrender; so he notified them that he would give orders to his soldiers to take the city by assault, and massacre all its inhabitants to a man, even the little children. Alarmed at this proclamation, and seeing no…

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Mare, María, Martínus

Saint Louis de Montfort, the apostle of Our Lady, wrote in True Devotion, “God the Father made an assemblage of all the waters and he named it the sea (mare). He made an assemblage of all the graces and he called it Mary (María).”1 She is full of grace. This means, therefore, that she lacks…

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On the Great Desire of Jesus Christ to Enter into Our Hearts in Holy Communion

In a preceding chapter I treated of the great love which Jesus Christ has shown us in the institution of the Holy Eucharist, and because love demands love in return, I went on to prove how this condescension of His places us under the obligation of visiting Him frequently and of paying reverence to Him…

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What the Church Needs According to Pope St. Pius X

An eminent but unbelieving statesman once said to us: “If the Church could find a way to impress more deeply on the hearts of men the testament of her Founder, “Love one another,” she would become the one great power indispensable to all nations.” Might we not also apply the same thought to several other…

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To Be Heard With Humility

The Words of God Are To Be Heard With Humility, And Many Weigh Them Not Christ: MY SON, hear My words, words most sweet, exceeding all the learning of the philosophers and of the wise men of this world. My words are spirit and life (John 6:69), and not to be estimated by the sense…

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The Medieval Socio-Economic Order

The Church’s modern social doctrine was developed in response to the unprecedented cultural, social, economic, and technological changes that occurred in Europe starting in the sixteenth century, but which gained both speed and force with the technological developments of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Before then, mankind’s economic and even social life had rested mainly…

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Fortifying Virtues

How virtues are proved and fortified by their contraries. From God to Catherine: “Up to the present, I have taught thee how a man may serve his neighbor, and manifest, by that service, the love which he has towards Me. Now I wish to tell thee further, that a man proves his patience on his…

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The Cruel Worm of a Guilty Conscience

In a matter so delicate as the one now under consideration, we cannot be too precise. It is certain that must die in the state of grace in order to be saved, and that this suffices. It would appear then that for the faithful in the world, there is no other obligation than that of…