Tag Archives: Devotion

Examples of Liberty of Spirit

The editor of Light and Peace draws from the experience of St. Francis de Sales, who gives us examples of liberty of spirit. St. Francis writes: “It remains for me to give you some examples of true liberty of spirit … Continue reading

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St. Francis de Sales on Liberty of Spirit

The editor of Light and Peace amplifies Padre Quadrupani’s thoughts on liberty of spirit by appending these words of St. Francis de Sales: “A heart possessed of this spirit of liberty is not attached to consolations, but receives afflictions with … Continue reading

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This Is My Friend

This Is My Friend Let me tell you how I made His acquaintance. I had heard much of Him, but took no heed. He sent daily gifts and presents, but I never thanked Him. He often seemed to want my … Continue reading

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To Have and Hold Virtue

Here are a few thoughts from the followers of St. Francis of Assisi on the subject of virtue: “Practise solid virtue, and do not give yourself up to ephemeral devotions, which are only so much straw.” -St. Joseph of Cupertino … Continue reading

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Prudence

St. Francis of Assisi cautions against worldly prudence: “We must not be wise or prudent according to the flesh, but simple, humble, and pure.” St. Catherine of Bologna observes: “No one ever yet relied upon his own prudence without, by … Continue reading

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Distractions in Prayer

St. Francis de Sales offers these suggestions for dealing with distractions experienced during prayer: “When your heart is distracted in prayer, bring it gently back to the point from which it has wandered, and lay it tenderly at the feet … Continue reading

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Praying Amidst Distractions

Padre Quadrupani gives advice on what to do when distractions plague us as we pray: “When you have not consciously or voluntarily yielded to distractions, do not stop to find what may have been their cause, or to discover if … Continue reading

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