Pursuit of Perfection

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77 Graces and Fruits to Be Derived from Devout Attendance at Holy Mass (PART II)

Meditation on the Holy Eucharist 45. It is the best means whereby to venerate the Passion of Christ and obtain a share in its fruits. 46. It is also the best means of venerating the Blessed Mother of God and increasing her joy. 47. By hearing Mass you can give greater honor to the Angels…

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77 Graces and Fruits to Be Derived from Devout Attendance at Holy Mass (PART I)

A Meditation on the Holy Eucharist 1. For your salvation, God the Father sends His beloved Son down from Heaven. 2. For your salvation, the Holy Spirit changes bread and wine into the true Body and Blood of Christ. 3. For your sake, the Son of God comes down from Heaven and conceals Himself under…

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When God Sends Us Trials

If you would be convinced that in all He allows and in all that happens to you God has no other end in view but your real advantage and your eternal happiness, reflect a moment on all He has done for you; you are now suffering, but remember that the author of this suffering is…

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Charity Towards the Poor with the Help of the Lord

When St. Catherine perceived that the more charitable she was towards her neighbor the more she would be acceptable to the Lord, she prepared and equipped herself as thoroughly as she could to succor the needy. But as she had nothing of her own – being a true religious who had determined to observe the…

Vienna,,Austira,-,October,22,,2020:,The,Painting,Of,Crucifixion

Life of Reparation: Did Christ Save the World Chiefly by Sermons or the Cross?

In the modern age it seems obvious that the only way to make it through the narrow gate[1] and arrive in heaven is to make the total consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary and meditate (in front of the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar if possible) for at least one hour daily (priests and religious)…

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Temptations

“My brethren, count it all joy when ye shall fall into diverse temptations.” -Epist. S. Jas., Cat., c. i, v. 2. If we are tempted, says the Holy Spirit, “it is a sign that God loves us.” Those whom God best loves have been most exposed to temptations. “Because thou was acceptable to God,” said…

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The Privilege of Virtue: the Confidence of the Just

The joy of a good conscience is always accompanied by that blessed hope of which the Apostle speaks when he tells us to rejoice in hope and to be patient in tribulation (cf. Rom. 12:12). This is the rich inheritance of the children of God, their general refuge in tribulation, and their most efficacious remedy…

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St. Gemma Galgani: Twentieth Century Stigmatist

There have been very few Saints who had all five sacred stigmata. The Spirit, as we read in St. John, “breatheth where He will” and as He will, and whether by much or by little, attains His most sublime ends. Gemma was to be among the number of the most privileged, participating not only in…