Author Archives: SaintlySages

The Hidden Life of Kind Actions

Father Faber observes: “Spiritual persons who specially cultivate kindness are singularly exempt from delusions. Yet delusions form the most intricate and baffling part of our spiritual warfare. But the instinct of kindness is never baffled. No position ever seems new … Continue reading

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Stumbling First Steps

Father Faber states: “When we read the lives of the saints, or ponder on the teaching of mystical books, we shall surely have no difficulty in admitting that we ourselves are but beginners.” And beginners on the road to spiritual … Continue reading

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The Immense Value of Kind Actions

Father Faber notes: “It seems to be an almost universal fallacy among mankind, which leads them to put a higher price on kindness than it deserves. Neither do men look generally at what we have had to give up in … Continue reading

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How Kind Actions Save Us

Father Faber remarks: “Graces from God, kindnesses from men; we seem to have stood all our lives under the beneficent drippings of these beneficent showers. . . . Kindness has again and again done the preliminary work for grace in … Continue reading

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A Multitude of Kind Actions

Father Faber remarks: “There is always one bright thought in our minds when all the rest is dark. There is one thought out of which a moderately cheerful man can always make some satisfactory sunshine, if not a sufficiency of … Continue reading

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St. Alphonsus on Mental Prayer

St. Alphonsus de Liguori, founder of the Redemptorists and Doctor of the Church, has this to say about mental prayer: “Prayer is absolutely necessary for our salvation, and mental prayer is necessary to pray well. Without mental prayer we can … Continue reading

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Spiritual Bread

Father Girardey further explains why mental prayer is necessary to live a virtuous life. “In order to know ourselves, we have also to know our relation, our duties towards God and what is required to fulfil them. . . . … Continue reading

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