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Our Daily Bread

“God, who has given Himself to us as a Father, who has adopted us as His children, who has made us the heirs of His possessions, distinguished us with His Name, honoured us with His glory and His kingdom, wills … Continue reading

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Cardinal Moral Virtues – Part 3 of 3

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the moral virtues by elaborating upon the cardinal virtues of temperance and fortitude. “Temperance is the virtue which moderates our desires according to right reason. It establishes order and moderation in all we say … Continue reading

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Cardinal Moral Virtues – Part 1 of 3

St. Bonaventure teaches: “Let prudence guide your reason, let fortitude govern your temper, let temperance govern your desires, and let justice rule all your actions.” Father Geiermann writes: “All the moral virtues are subordinated to the four principal ones which … Continue reading

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External Senses – Part 3 of 3

Concluding his discussion on bringing the five external senses under the control of reason, Father Geiermann mentions the senses of smell, taste, and touch. Concerning the sense of smell, he notes: “St. Bonaventure exhorts his readers to dispense with the … Continue reading

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