Tag Archives: Adversity

Suffering, Death, and Life

Father Cassilly concludes his story of love with a word about suffering. He writes: “No life is so unfortunate as to be without suffering of some kind, no day even is without some drops of this golden elixir. Christ Himself … Continue reading

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God’s Living Temple – Part 3 of 3

Father Cassilly writes: “We must learn to regard creatures only as passing manifestations of creative power, to look through and behind them to the Creator Himself. Beautiful indeed and ravishing of spirit are created things, when regarded with a pure … Continue reading

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Enemies of the Body

Father Cassilly compares earthly dwellings to the souls of the just, wherein God dwells: “An earthly habitation has many enemies—amongst them poverty, sickness and death. . . . A shadow is always impending over it. The most perfect of homes … Continue reading

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Children At Home With God – Part 4 of 4

Father Cassilly observes that children “constantly see the use and proprietorship of the household and its chattels shared in by all the members of the family. And the child of God may justly adopt a similar manner of speaking in … Continue reading

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Suffering Spiritual Trials

Archbishop William Ullathorne offers these words of hope for those who suffer spiritual trials: “The darkness of trial is not evil, that dryness of spirit is not sin, that confusion of mind is not malice. They are invitations to patience, … Continue reading

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Penance

The Psalmist declares: “A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit; a contrite and humble heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Ps 50:17) On the subject of doing penance—a practice often misunderstood—Padre Quadrupani begins his instruction with the fundamentals: … Continue reading

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Steadily Perfecting

Advancing in the spiritual life and becoming more and more virtuous is attained little by little. Padre Quadrupani makes these suggestions for progressing steadily in this lifelong journey: “We should not undertake to perfect ourselves upon all points at once; … Continue reading

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