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Ordering Devotions

Father Guibert offers advice on how to prioritize religious devotions. He writes: “It is important to bring to [devotions] a certain order and to give the first place to those that bring us most directly into communion with God.” “The … Continue reading

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Religious Objects and Devotions

Father Guibert explains that a suitable religious object is a sign that strikes one’s sense-perception and awakens one’s memory. For example: “Here is a heart printed on a piece of cloth; in itself, it is but a remnant which may … 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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Advancing in Grace Through Prayer

“Prayer, though it may be divided into vocal and mental, is in its essence one thing only—that is, the conversation of the soul with God. Cor ad cor loquitur. Mary seated at Our Lord’s feet, listening to the words which … Continue reading

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The Greatest Obstacle to Union With God

“The greatest obstacle to our union with God by grace is sin. Mortal sin, as we all know, extinguishes Divine charity in our soul, and drives us from the arms of God into those of His enemy; but all sin … Continue reading

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A New Commandment

At the Last Supper, Christ said to His disciples: “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” “The true significance of the ‘new commandment’ which … Continue reading

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How Christ Loves

“He [Christ] was not satisfied with healing those who came to Him the lame and the diseased and the blind at a distance. He chose to come in personal contact with the afflicted, making clay and spreading it on the … Continue reading

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