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Children Great and Small

Father Cassilly writes: “Both St. John and St. Paul, after the example of our Lord Himself, call the Christians ‘little children.’ There is quite a difference between little and older children. . . . The child, according to the golden-tongued … Continue reading

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Priests Are But Men

Father Benson remarks: “It is unnecessary to enlarge upon the very evident humanity of the Priest. No priest is mad enough to forget it even for an instant. Even if his personal complacency should blind him to his own defects, … Continue reading

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Christ in the Priest

Father Benson says: “We have considered various modes in which Christ’s Friendship is made accessible to us; and have seen how it does not consist merely in an interior adherence to Him, but in an exterior recognition and an exterior … Continue reading

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Where There Are Two or Three Gathered

Father Benson notes: “It has been pointed out that in the Gospels Christ again and again utters His desire to form a Friendship with souls. It is equally clear in the Gospels that this is not to be merely an … Continue reading

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Christ in the Church

Father Benson turns to the presence of Christ in His Church. He observes: “Impulses and desires rise within the soul, which seem to bear every mark of a Divine origin; it is only when they are obeyed or gratified that … Continue reading

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A Friend Indeed – Part 4 of 7

Continuing his discussion of the varieties of permanent assistance God offers us, Father Geiermann mentions seven kinds of assistance in the supernatural order. Here we discuss three of them: the ministry of the Church, the communion of saints, and divine … Continue reading

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God’s Representatives

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the qualities that dispose a person to yield a great spiritual harvest. The third quality is submission to God’s representatives. First of all, this means being loyal to Jesus Christ. We read in the … Continue reading

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