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Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer – Part 5 of 12

Continued here are Father Schouppe’s meditations on the Lord’s Prayer, based on the second manner of prayer taught by St. Ignatius of Loyola. “Thy will be done” “God is the Sovereign Master: it is just, then, that all should obey … Continue reading

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Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer – Part 4 of 12

Continued here are Father Schouppe’s meditations on the Lord’s Prayer, based on the second manner of prayer taught by St. Ignatius of Loyola. “Thy kingdom come” “God reigns as a master in nature: the stars of the firmament, darkness and … Continue reading

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Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer – Part 3 of 12

Continued here are Father Schouppe’s meditations on the Lord’s Prayer, based on the second manner of prayer taught by St. Ignatius of Loyola. “Hallowed by Thy name” “May it be known and glorified. We ask by this petition the glory … Continue reading

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Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer – Part 2 of 12

Continued here are Father Schouppe’s meditations on the Lord’s Prayer, based on the second manner of prayer taught by St. Ignatius of Loyola. “Who art in heaven” “Oh! the greatness of our Father: He is the King of heaven, before … Continue reading

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Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer – Part 1 of 12

Here and in the next several posts, we have excerpts from An Easy Method of Meditation by the Belgian Jesuit Father Francois Xavier Schouppe. In this book he gives short meditations on each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer. This method … Continue reading

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Riddle of the Three Questions

Archbishop Ullathorne in his Groundwork of the Christian Virtues treats us to a riddle with profound implications: “There was a king both young and wise, the Solomon of his age, who took delight in putting questions that were shrewd and … Continue reading

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The Clumsy Builder

In Groundwork of the Christian Virtues, Archbishop Ullathorne gives us the delightful and instructive analogy of The Clumsy Builder. “The building will now be complete, provided it has had a wise and skilful builder who really under stands his work. … Continue reading

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