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“At the center of our being is a point of nothingness”

At the center of our being is a point of nothingness which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, which is never at our disposal, from … Continue reading

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“Each saint, as a servant of God, boldly acknowledged Him in this fleeting life before mortal men”

Truly “God is glorious in his saints” (Ps. 68:35 Lxx). Let us call to mind the martyrs’ superhuman struggles, how in the weakness of their flesh they put to shame the evil one’s strength, disregarding pain and wounds as they … Continue reading

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“But now You leave me and my heart so grieves me, For my dearest Son, no longer will I see Thee”

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“The Spirit of Truth blowing where He wills, the languages peculiar to each nation become common property in the mouth of the Church”

The hearts of all Catholics, beloved, realize that today’s solemnity is to be honoured as one of the chief feasts, nor is there any doubt that great respect is due to this day, which the Holy Spirit has hallowed by … Continue reading

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“Through the mystery of Christ, then, sharing in the Holy Spirit and union with God has become possible also for us”

Our Lord Jesus Christ did not pray only for the twelve disciples. He prayed for all in every age whom their exhortation would persuade to become holy by believing and to be purified by sharing in the Holy Spirit. “May … Continue reading

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“Lords Coeval With Creation”

Lords coëval with creation, Seraph, Cherub, Throne and Power, Princedom, Virtue, Domination, Hail the long-awaited hour! Bruised in head, with broken pinion, Trembling for his old dominion, See the ancient dragon cower! For the Prince of Heaven has risen, Victor, … Continue reading

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“Death could not devour our Lord unless he possessed a body, neither could hell swallow him up unless he bore our flesh”

Death trampled our Lord underfoot, but he in his turn treated death as a highroad for his own feet. He submitted to it, enduring it willingly, because by this means he would be able to destroy death in spite of … Continue reading

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“It is indeed more awesome that earth is transformed into a heaven, that man is changed by deification, and that those whose lot is slavery get the rights of domination”

What is more awesome: that God gives Himself to earth, or that He places you in Heaven? That He himself enters a union with flesh, or that He causes you to enter into a sharing of the Divinity? That He Himself … Continue reading

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