Category Archives: Catholic Church

Kindness Helps Restore a Fallen World

Noting that kindness is of divine origin, Father Faber says of God: “He meant the world to be a happy world, and kindness means it also. He gave it the power to be happy, and kindness was a great part … Continue reading

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Kindness Helps Us Endure Adversity

Father Faber maintains that kindness makes life more bearable. He explains: “The burden of life presses heavily upon multitudes of the children of men. It is a yoke, often of such a peculiar nature that familiarity, instead of practically lightening … Continue reading

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The Kindness of God

Father Faber shows how kindness originates with God. He says: “Creation was Divine kindness. From it, as from a fountain, flow the possibilities, the powers, the blessings, of all created kindness. This is an honourable genealogy for kindness. Then, again, … Continue reading

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Weak, Yet Strong

Here and in the next several posts, we shall hear from Father Frederick William Faber (1814-1863) on the subject of kindness. Faber was an Oxford scholar and Anglican priest who converted to Roman Catholicism in 1845, following his mentor John … Continue reading

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Moses and the Power of Prayer

Father Girardey remarks: “One of the most beautiful examples of this power of prayer over God Himself is given us by Moses.” It happened in this way: “Whilst Moses was spending on Mount Sinai forty days in fasting and prayer, … Continue reading

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Examples of the Power of Prayer

Father Girardey notes that “both the Old and the New Testaments are full of examples of the efficacy, of the unlimited power of prayer.” Here are some examples: “Josue, who led the Israelites in the conquest of the Promised Land, … Continue reading

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How God Answers Prayers

Christ declared: “Amen, amen I say to you, if you ask the Father anything in My name, He will give it to you. . . . Ask and you shall receive.” (John 16:23, 24) On another occasion He said: “Every … Continue reading

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