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The Importance of Mental Prayer

Father Guibert states: “Among the exercises of the life of piety, some are devoted to interior prayer, others are reserved to the recitation of forms of words. We shall deal with both. We shall begin with the exercises of mental … Continue reading

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Piety: The Life of Prayer

Father Jean Guibert of the Society of St. Sulpice shows how piety permeates a person’s spiritual life in mental and vocal prayer, in the sacraments, in various devotions, in spiritual reading, in the examination of one’s conscience, and in spiritual … Continue reading

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The Piety of Saints

Father Guibert states: “The Saints, who are the true heirs of the ancient fervour, are also the readiest for joy: happy in conscience, whatever their external trials may be, they have the power to create peace and the feeling of … Continue reading

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Piety Fosters Peace and Joy

Father Guibert elaborates upon the role of piety in the formation of joy in the soul. He explains: “Religion promises joy by means of peace, but it only gives it to those who are religious to the point of piety. … Continue reading

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The Source of Joy

Father Guibert asks, Whence comes joy? He observes: “It does not come from outside, but it springs up within the soul. . . . Worldly festivities and sensual pleasures do not contain it; they intoxicate the senses and they make … Continue reading

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The Vital Importance of Joy

Father Guibert writes: “Piety crowns its work and completes its benefits by flooding the soul with joy. . . . Man aspires to joy in virtue of an irresistible need: he calls for it by all his powers, he seeks … Continue reading

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Grace to Remove Obstacles

“The merit of an increased reward and dignity for all eternity is not the only fruit of the supernatural works which we perform in a state of grace. They have another supreme advantage, which is that they remove the obstacles … Continue reading

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