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Mortification In All Things

When we hear the word, “mortification”, we often think of physical austerities. Yet, it is interior mortification that our souls so often need. Here Fr. John Croiset, SJ, discusses mortification as a necessary disposition, the two kinds of mortification, and the practice of mortification in all things.

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Joy And Peace Through God Alone

Compiled from works of the greatest saints and theologians of the Church, The Soul Sanctified is a treasury of saintly counsel and fruitful meditations, covering topics such as detachment from earthly things, sins of habit, the Four Last Things, abandonment to the Divine Will, mortification, cultivating virtue, prayer, and consolation in the spiritual life. The following excerpt consoles the reader with meditation on the true joy and peace that is found in God alone.

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Discover the importance of humility as the Queen of Virtues on Humility of Heart. Learn how to cultivate humility towards superiors, equals, and inferiors for spiritual growth.

Cultivating Humility Towards Others

Humility is regarded among the saints as the Queen of Virtues, who is essential for salvation and leads us to all other virtues. Humility of Heart beautifully introduces this virtue to readers and offers consoling instruction on living with humility. This excerpt focuses on cultivating humility towards our superiors, equals, and inferiors.

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Discover the authority, strength, and wisdom of the Heavenly Host with A Year With the Angels. Join Mike Aquilina in meditation and prayer to explore the virtue, grace, and truth embodied by these celestial beings who stand before the throne of God.

The Wisdom Of Angels

A Year With the Angels invites you to discover the authority, strength, and wisdom of the Heavenly Host, who embody virtue, grace, and truth because they stand before the very throne of God. In this excerpt, join Mike Aquilina in meditation and prayer on the wisdom of the angels. 

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In the pursuit of holiness, expect opposition from the world. Saint Francis de Sales advises us to remain unwavering in our resolutions, standing strong against threats, insults, and assaults. Discover the courage to face adversity and stay true to your devout path.

In The World, But Not Of It

When we pursue the devout life, Saint Francis de Sales warns that the world will cast threats, insults, and assaults upon us of every kind. Here, de Sales reminds us that when the world mocks us in our pursuit of holiness, we must stand firmly rooted in our resolutions.

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Explore the profound significance of Marian piety in the Catholic Faith. Discover the powerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary in answering the prayers of her faithful followers.

Five Powerful Marian Prayers

Marian piety has played an integral role in the Catholic Faith since its beginnings. The Blessed Virgin Mary is our most powerful heavenly intercessor and lovingly answers the prayers of her faithful sons and daughters.

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Participating In The Divine Nature

In a previous article, it was stated that because of its immateriality and supernaturality, the Church’s theologians utilize various analogies to explain Sanctifying Grace, the foundation of the spiritual life.  The article then went on to explain one of these analogies, namely that of Sanctifying Grace being the supernatural soul of the soul.  But this is not the only analogy worth investigating.

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Uncover the profound conversations between Saint Margaret Mary and Our Lord in this autobiography. Delve into her experiences, challenges, and ultimate decision to dedicate her life to the religious path.

Chosen As The Spouse Of Our Lord

In this autobiography from one of the greatest mystics in the Catholic Church, Saint Margaret Mary discloses the intimate conversations she had with Our Lord. Taken from her autobiography, the saint reveals the Lord’s words in choosing her as His spouse, the temptations she faced before entering religious life, and her resolution to enter the religious life.

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Evangelizing By Example

Written for priests, seminarians, and men discerning the priesthood, The Sacred Heart and the Priesthood strengthens souls and unites them to Christ and to their sublime vocation. In this excerpt, Venerable Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche implores priests to lead and teach above all by example. Her instruction is priceless not only to priests, but to all of us who seek to act as our Lord’s instrument in this life. 

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Discover the captivating allure of the Blessed Sacrament as the "magnet of souls" in "The Blessed Sacrament: The Works and Ways of God." Uncover the deep connection between Jesus, souls, angels, Sacraments, and Our Lady's love for the Eucharist.

The Magnet Of Souls

he Blessed Sacrament has often been called the “magnet of souls.” In this Sacrament, Jesus draws the souls of men, while love for souls attracts Our Lord. This excerpt from The Blessed Sacrament: The Works and Ways of God meditates upon this mutual attraction, the angels and the Sacraments, and the relationship between Our Lady and the Eucharist.

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Christ Establishes Confession

The Secret of Confession seeks to teach and console the reader of the graces, tradition, and efficacy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In the following excerpt, Fr. Paul O’Sullivan traces the sacrament through Church history all the way to its institution by Christ.

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Discover the profound reflections of Saint Alphonsus Liguori on the soul's yearning for heaven and the ultimate union with God. Attaining Salvation offers insights into our existence as exiles in this world, longing for our true home.

Sighs For Our Heavenly Home

We live as exiles in this world, longing for our native land: heaven. In this excerpt from Attaining Salvation, Saint Alphonsus Liguori reflects on the soul sighing for Paradise and the moment when we will be eternally united with God.

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Uncover the beauty of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion rooted in divine love and atonement for sins. Meditate on this sacred image to kindle fervent love in lukewarm souls.

True Devotion And The Image Of The Sacred Heart

There is no devotion more sweet than the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for the object of this devotion is Love itself. This holy devotion was instituted by Our Lord Himself as a means of reparation and atonement for man’s incalculable sins. Meditation upon the image of the Sacred Heart is effective in stirring to fervor the love of lukewarm souls.

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Explore the divine purpose of the priesthood in the salvation of souls. Venerable Louise Margaret delves into the priest's role in sustaining, enlightening, and guiding mankind towards God.

The Priest: A Creation Of Infinite Love

God, in His excess of love for man, created the priest. The priest was created to help sustain, enlighten, and bring man closer to God. Here Venerable Louise Margaret reflects upon the gift of the priesthood and the role of the priest in the salvation of souls.

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Unveil the awe-inspiring visions of Saint Frances of Rome as she paints a vivid picture of Hell's terrors and Heaven's magnificence. Prepare to be captivated by her striking imagery and enlightening revelations.

A Vision Of Heaven

In The Visions of Saint Frances of Rome, the noble mystic leads readers through her visions of the horrors of Hell and the glories of Heaven with striking imagery and sobering revelations. In this excerpt, Saint Frances of Rome describes the beauty of Heaven that awaits the faithful.

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Uncover the inspiring journey of Sister Mary of Saint Peter and her dedication to the Golden Arrow prayer, revealed by Christ. Learn about her reparation for sins against God and devotion to the Holy Face.

Prayer Of The Golden Arrow

The Golden Arrow narrates the life and work of Sister Mary of Saint Peter, centering around her reparation for sins against God and the devotion to the Holy Face, revealed to her by Christ Himself. The following excerpt follows Christ’s revelation of the Golden Arrow prayer to Sister Mary.

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Discover profound reflections on God's boundless love for humanity and our reciprocal love for Him in "The Sacred Heart and the Priesthood" by Venerable Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche.

Love Of God For Man, And Of Man For God

The following has been excerpted from The Sacred Heart and the Priesthood by Venerable Louise Margaret Claret de la Touche. Here, Venerable Louise Margaret meditates upon God’s infinite love for man and man’s love for God.

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Uncover the path to spiritual growth and enlightenment through A Treatise on Perfection. Cardinal Arman Jean du Plessis imparts valuable wisdom for a more fulfilling soulful journey.

Five Saintly Counsels

These five spiritual counsels from A Treatise on Perfection contain wisdom to help the soul along the road to holiness. Written by Cardinal Arman Jean du Plessis, Duke of Richelieu, a saintly man himself, readers will find in these counsels profitable for the soul.

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Meditations on Creation

From Saint Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life, these meditations illuminate the glory of God’s creation and His purpose for us.  First Meditation

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