Category Archives: Meditation

Three Loves

Father Geiermann discusses three types of love: the love between family members, the love between friends, and love for one’s country. Concerning the love between family members, he writes: “Home life consists of our conduct in the family circle. The … Continue reading

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Righting a Wrong

Father Geiermann shows what steps one should take to repair the damage caused by one’s sins. He writes: “Even after the acts of repentance, conversion and purpose of amendment have been formed, certain external effects of sin may remain. They … Continue reading

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Responding to Sin

Father Geiermann explains what is happening when a person commits a sin: “When we commit sin we inconsiderately prefer a finite good to God, the infinite Good. If our sin is mortal our minds despise God to that extent that … Continue reading

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Causes for Penance – Part 5 of 5

Father Geiermann concludes his discussion of inclinations to the capital sins by mentioning the sins of anger, envy, and sloth. Concerning imperfections inclining to anger, he writes: “We manifest a tendency to anger (1) when through false zeal we grow … Continue reading

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Causes for Penance – Part 4 of 5

In the previous post, we read what Father Geiermann has to say about inclinations to the capital sins of pride and avarice. Now we hear what he says about inclinations to the capital sins of lust and gluttony. Concerning imperfections … Continue reading

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Causes for Penance – Part 3 of 5

We continue Father Geiermann’s discussion of the six things that occasion the practice of penance by mentioning the sixth: imperfections. “Imperfections are involuntary defects in the service of God, or material transgressions of His holy law committed without advertence of … Continue reading

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Causes for Penance – Part 2 of 5

Continuing Father Geiermann’s discussion of six things that occasion the practice of penance, we mention these three: The third cause for penance is tepidity, which is “habitual negligence in doing good and in avoiding evil.” It is “a stagnation in … Continue reading

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