Tag Archives: Bernard of Clairvaux

A New Eve

St. Justin Martyr (d. 165) is the first author to contrast Eve with Mary, somewhat as Paul contrasted the disobedient Adam with the obedient Second Adam, Who is Jesus Christ. In Chapter One Hundred of his Dialogue With Trypho, St. … Continue reading

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What is Conscience?

Archbishop William Bernard Ullathorne writes in his Groundwork of the Christian Virtues: “We cannot return to God unless we enter first into ourselves. God is everywhere, but not everywhere to us. There is but one point in the universe where … Continue reading

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Advancing in Grace Through the Sacraments and Devotion to Mary

“It is, however, in the Sacraments, and above all in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, that God has chosen to reserve the full plenitude of His graces and mercies to man. We receive Him there who is the Author … Continue reading

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You Are the Treasure of My Heart

“We, being finite, could not be the object of infinite love. God loves us on account of His infinite goodness, which finds a wonderful reflex in us by grace. He loves Himself in us, and therefore us in Himself. He … Continue reading

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Saints and Sages on Prayer

Father Girardey offers this potpourri of thoughts on the subject of prayer: “Whether we pray vocally or mentally, it is our heart that should speak to God.” -St. Augustine “Prayer is the food of our soul, for on it depends … Continue reading

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Praying in the Morning and at Night

Father Girardey continues his discussion of when one ought to pray. Here he mentions morning and night prayer. It is appropriate to pray in the morning, as we read in the Psalms: “To Thee O God, will I pray in … Continue reading

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External Senses – Part 2 of 3

Continuing his discussion on bringing the five external senses under the control of reason, Father Geiermann addresses the sense of hearing. He writes: “If we do not wish to be imbued with false principles and desire to preserve our hearts … Continue reading

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