Tag Archives: Benoit Valuy

Dealing With Calumny and Detraction

St. Jerome observes: “No one wishes to relate calumnies and murmurs to ears closed with disgust. Is there anyone so foolish as to shoot arrows against a stone wall?” Accordingly, Father Valuy advises: “Let your strict silence be a significant … Continue reading

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Uncharitable Conversations

Father Valuy asserts that uncharitable conversations are the principal danger to fraternal charity. Consult the wisdom of Sacred Scripture: “Truly death and life are in the power of the tongue” (Prov 18:21). “Although the sword has been the instrument of … Continue reading

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The Love of Christ

Father Valuy admires the charity which Jesus Christ exhibited while on earth. He writes: “If wine was wanting at a feast; if fishermen laboured in vain during the night; if a vast crowd knew not where to procure food in … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Fraternal Charity – Part 4 of 4

Father Valuy states: “Charity lavishes care on the sick and infirm, on the old, on guests and new-comers. It requires that we visit those who are ill, to cheer and console them, to foresee their wants, and thereby to spare … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Fraternal Charity – Part 3 of 4

Father Valuy insists: “We must pardon and do good for evil, as God has pardoned us and rendered good for evil in Jesus Christ. . . . Charity gives no occasion to others to suffer, but suffers all patiently.” “Charity … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Fraternal Charity – Part 2 of 4

The author of The Imitation of Christ observes: “We would willingly have others perfect, and yet we mend not our own defects. We would have others strictly corrected, but are not fond of being corrected ourselves. The large liberty of … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Fraternal Charity – Part 1 of 4

Father Valuy writes: “[Charity] cannot live with pride, the disease of a soul full of itself. It willingly prefers others by considering their good qualities and one’s own defects, and shows this exteriorly when occasion offers by many sincere proofs. … Continue reading

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