Sermon for Good Friday on the Passion of Christ

Sermon for Good Friday, March 25, 1622, concerning the brass serpent which saved the Israelites, the sinlessness of Christ, the manner in which He redeemed us, the two natures of Christ and our three “natures,” Our Lord as Savior, how our salvation comes from looking upon our Savior, Our Lord’s seven last words, His prayer…

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Lenten Meditation on the Cross

To many this seems a hard saying: “Deny thyself, take up thy cross, and follow Jesus” (Matt. 16:24). But it will be much harder to hear that last word: “Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire” (Matt. 25:41). For they who now willingly hear and follow the word of the cross shall not then…

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St. Benedict on the Observance of Lent

From The Rule of St. Benedict (Regula) , Chapter 49, on the Observance of Lent. A Monk’s life should at all times resemble a continual Lent, but few have such virtue. Thus, we encourage everyone during Lent to live in all purity, and during this holy season to wash away all the negligences of other…

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Lenten Reflection from Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God

Hello Beloved, What a glorious time of the year we are in. I personally find it a great privilege to be invited by Our Lord Himself, through the Church He established, to accompany Him through His wilderness of sufferings. At times we may hear some complaining and perhaps even be tempted ourselves to complain about…

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St. Francis de Sales Sermon for Ash Wednesday

Sermon for Ash Wednesday, February 9, 1622, concerning the spiritual fruits of fasting and the conditions which make fasting pleasing to God: fasting universally, that is, with all the senses and with the understanding, memory, and the appetites of the will; how completely the primitive Christians fasted, fasting through humility rather than through vanity, fasting…

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