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Prayer of Petition

Father Geiermann discusses the essentials of prayer of petition. He writes: “It always includes three things: the raising of the mind to God, the presenting of a petition, and a reason for invoking the divine aid. . . . Our … Continue reading

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Grace: Offer and Acceptance

Father Geiermann has these comments to make about God’s offering, and our accepting, grace: “All who sincerely desire to know and do God’s will, both in regard to the choice of their vocation and the particular obligations of their state … Continue reading

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Minding the Truth – Part 3 of 3

Having discussed five ways to open our minds to the truth, Father Geiermann proposes five more: A sixth way to open our minds to the truth is by curing fickleness. He writes: “Fickleness is a tendency of the mind to … Continue reading

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Minding the Truth – Part 2 of 3

Father Geiermann has already discussed four ways to open our minds to the truth. Now he mentions a fifth way: by restoring the mind. “Restoration of the mind consists in qualifying it for the perception and use of truth. This … Continue reading

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Minding the Truth – Part 1 of 3

The Redemptorist Father Peter Geiermann discusses ten ways to open our minds to the truth. One way is by removing ignorance. He writes: “Ignorance is a want of knowledge. It is always a misfortune and often a fault. To remove … Continue reading

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Divine Providence and Free-Will

In Book II of his De fide orthodoxa (On the Orthodox Faith), St. John Damascene (ca. 645-749) shows how each person is free to act in a universe ruled by Divine Providence. St. John makes this distinction between good and … Continue reading

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How Divine Providence Works

St. John Damascene (ca. 645-749) in Book II of his De fide orthodoxa (On the Orthodox Faith) explains how Divine Providence works: First, he defines Divine Providence as “the care that God takes over existing things.” He adds: “God therefore … Continue reading

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