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"SaintlySages" Blog and Twitter offers the words of saints and sages for meditation and reflection. "SaintlyLives" is a blog concerning the lives of saints. "ScripturalPostscript" offers reflections on selected passages of Sacred Scripture. "SacredHymns" is a collection of sacred hymns for prayer and meditation.

Temperament

Father Geiermann defines temperament and enumerates the characteristics of four general types of temperament: “Temperament is the disposition resulting from the combination of man’s mental and physical constitution. . . . It is said there are no two creatures exactly … Continue reading

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The Human Faculties

Father Geiermann gives this succinct description of the human faculties and how they interact: “Man is the noblest creature in the visible world. He unites in himself the existence of the mineral, the life of the vegetable, and the sense … Continue reading

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To Him We Owe

The Redemptorist Father Peter Geiermann shows why we owe God our reverence, gratitude, holy fear, and love. “If reverence is the esteem and honor due to excellence, God is deserving of the highest reverence. He is the only being that … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 5 of 5

We conclude Father Pegues’ exposition of the virtue of temperance by discussing humility, which is the species of modesty that regulates the desire of one’s own excellence. The virtue of humility “makes man repress or regulate whatever touches his own … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 4 of 5

Continuing Father Pegues’ discussion of virtues associated with temperance, we now discuss modesty and two of its species. The virtue of modesty “restrains the sensitive appetite in things that are less difficult to regulate than those which are the object … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 3 of 5

In his exposition of the virtue of temperance, Father Pegues discusses virtues associated with temperance. These are continence, clemency, meekness, and modesty. The virtue of continence consists in “choosing not to follow the violent movements of passion, and this for … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 2 of 5

Father Pegues continues his exposition of the virtue of temperance by discussing two species of temperance: chastity and virginity. The virtue of chastity is “that perfection of the sensitive appetite which makes man master of all the impulses that bear … Continue reading

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