Tag Archives: Carlo Giuseppe Quadrupani

In God’s Time

In our quest for spiritual perfection, there is a tendency to become impatient and disquieted due to the slowness of our progress, and even to lose confidence in the power of God’s grace to bring us to our eternal homeland. … Continue reading

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Each According to Its Kind

Padre Quadrupani teaches that there are many ways to strive for spiritual perfection, as there are many stations in life to which a person applies himself: “Perfection has but one aim and it is the same for all,—to wit, the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Perfection

Padre Quadrupani discusses our journey toward spiritual perfection. He starts off by making this distinction: “A Christian is not obliged to be perfect, but to tend continually towards perfection; that is to say, he must labor unceasingly and with all … Continue reading

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Liberty of Spirit

St. Paul addresses the issue of liberty of spirit when he assures the Romans: “You have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba, Father.” … Continue reading

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Recreate Sadness Away

Both St. Francis de Sales and Padre Quadrupani warn of the dangers that befall the soul obsessed with sad and gloomy thoughts. Quadrupani warns: “As the sound of a trumpet gives the signal for a combat, so sad thoughts apprise … Continue reading

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Always Active, Always at Rest

St. Augustine made this enigmatic statement: “Always active, always at rest.” Padre Quadrupani says something similar: “Cultivate a tranquil activity and an active tranquillity.” How are we to understand these puzzling maxims? Quadrupani relates this story: “Saint Francis de Sales … Continue reading

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Interior Peace

Jesus said: “Martha, Martha, thou art careful, and art troubled about many things.” (Lk 10:41) Commenting on this verse, Padre Quadrupani writes: “Martha was engaged in a good work when she prepared a repast for our divine Lord, nevertheless He … Continue reading

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