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“Endurance is the queen of virtues, the foundation of virtue, a haven of tranquility”

In time of trial it is of great profit to us patiently to endure for God’s sake, for the Lord says: “By patient endurance you will win life for yourselves.” He did not say by your fasting, or your solitude and … Continue reading

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“Tell them that there is NO refuge from the compelling love of God”

Once more Falconer retired, but not to take his violin. He could play no more. Hope and love were swelling within him. He could not rest. Was it a sign from heaven that the hour for speech had arrived? He … Continue reading

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“Abraham is still alive in the dust, though not risen thence”

God spoke to Moses in the burning bush, and called himself the “God of Abraham”; and Christ tells us that in this simple announcement was contained the promise that Abraham should rise again from the dead. In truth, if we … Continue reading

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“For faith’s only possession is God, and it refuses to own anything else besides him”

All who were called by the Lord obeyed his summons at once, provided love of earthly things did not weigh them down. For worldly ties are a weight upon the mind and understanding, and for those bound by them it … Continue reading

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“Humility is the chariot in which the ascent to God is made upon the clouds that are to carry up to him those destined to be with God for endless ages”

The spiritual champion of evil is full of resources for its furtherance. It has often happened that as soon as the foundations of virtue have been laid in a soul, he has begun to undermine them with despair and lack … Continue reading

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“Prayer brings us close to God, and when we are close to God we are far from the Enemy”

The divine Word teaches us how to pray, explaining to disciples worthy of him, and eagerly longing for knowledge of prayer, what words to use to gain a hearing from God. Those who fail to unite themselves to God through … Continue reading

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“Faith saves, faith justifies, faith heals both body and soul”

“On the way to Jerusalem Jesus passed along the border between Samaria and Galilee, and when he entered one of the villages ten lepers came to meet him.” What do these ten lepers stand for if not the sum total … Continue reading

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