Category Archives: Prayer

Actual Grace From the Holy Spirit

“Sanctifying grace brings with it the supernatural helps of the Holy Ghost which go by the name of ‘actual graces.’ Even when in a state of grace, we require a special attraction and instigation of the Holy Ghost in order … Continue reading

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Obtaining the Promises of the Beatitudes

“By the acts of the seven virtues which we perform under the impulse and with the help of the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost we acquire likewise the eight beatitudes of which our Lord spoke in the Sermon on … Continue reading

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Blessings From the Holy Spirit

“These supernatural virtues [faith, hope, and charity] are not all, or even the greatest, of the blessings conferred on us by the indwelling of the Holy Ghost. There are others which are particularly attributed to Him, and are called in … Continue reading

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Natural and Supernatural Virtues

“As by grace we are made true children and friends of God, and God gives all His creatures the power and means to live according to their state and destiny, He must give us, who are His children, the help … Continue reading

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The Golden Circle of Supernatural Charity

“‘Now there remain faith, hope, and charity; and the greatest of these is charity’ (1 Cor 13:13). It is the greatest because it is the complement and perfection of faith and hope; for by charity we embrace the highest good … Continue reading

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Hope With Patience

“Hope, like charity, has its seat, not in the intellect, but in the will. The will has two acts: the first is to take pleasure in the good it sees, and the second to pursue it with earnestness and confidence. … Continue reading

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The Night of Faith; The Light of Faith

“If by grace we partake of the nature of God, we must also partake of the knowledge proper to the Divine Nature. We must, as the Apostle says, know God in the same manner as we are known. Only when … Continue reading

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