Tag Archives: Devotion

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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When Praying Becomes Dry

Padre Quadrupani addresses the common annoyance of dryness in prayer: “If you experience great dryness in your meditations or other prayers, do not feel distressed and conclude that God has turned His Face away from you. Far from it. Prayer … Continue reading

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Preparing to Pray

Why pray? Padre Quadrupani remarks: “We ought to love meditation and should make it often on the Passion of our divine Lord, striving above all to derive therefrom fruits of humility, patience and charity.” How often? “It is well to … Continue reading

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Quadrupani on Spiritual Reading

Padre Quadrupani gives the following practical advice on the matter of spiritual reading: “Spiritual reading is to the soul what food is to the body. Be careful, therefore, to select such books as will furnish your soul with the best … Continue reading

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Holy Days With Padre Quadrupani

Padre Quadrupani was an Italian priest and member of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul, also known as the “Barnabites,” from their association with St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Milan, Italy. Quadrupani’s spirituality is based on that of the illustrious … Continue reading

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Falling From the Heights

Father Benson cautions: “Since every advance in spiritual life has its corresponding dangers—since every step that we rise nearer to God increases the depth of the gulf into which we may fall—a soul that has reached the stage of the … Continue reading

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Responding to Disillusionment With Divine Things

Commenting on the Way of Purgation, Father Benson remarks: “Now this stage [disillusionment with divine things] is an infinitely more dangerous one than the preceding [disillusionment with human things]; for while it is comparatively easy to distinguish between Christ and, … Continue reading

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