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The Theological Virtue of Faith – Part 4 of 4

Father Pegues concludes his discussion of the virtue of faith by emphasizing the importance of the gift of wisdom and the danger of the sin of folly, which is opposed to wisdom. He states that, of all virtues and gifts … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Faith – Part 3 of 4

Father Pegues continues his discussion of the virtue of faith by showing how four of the gifts of the Holy Spirit—wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and counsel—assist the virtue of faith. The gift of understanding assists in three ways. First, it “succours … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Faith – Part 2 of 4

Father Pegues continues his discussion of the virtue of faith by defining the means by which are interpreted the truths of faith revealed by the Word of God. He states: “The Sovereign Pontiff, and through him the Catholic Church in … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Faith – Part 1 of 4

The Dominican Father Thomas Pegues discusses St. Thomas Aquinas’ Treatise on the Theological Virtues (Summa Theologica II-II, 1-46), wherein he teaches that the most important virtues are the theological virtues: faith, hope, and charity. They are the most important because … Continue reading

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Do I Really Love God?

Father Cassilly writes: “We need not be distressed by uncertainty whether we love God, for Christ Himself has given us the criterion. At the Last Supper He said to His Apostles: ‘He that hath My commandments and keepeth them, he … Continue reading

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A Faithful Servant of God

St. Francis de Sales gives advice on how to persevere through spiritual trials that are given to us to strengthen our resolve and deepen our devotion to God: “We are oppressed by a thousand fears, and by the uproar which … Continue reading

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Striving for Spiritual Perfection

Here are a few thoughts from St. Francis de Sales for those who are striving for spiritual perfection: “Make a general and universal resolution to serve God in the best manner you are able and do not waste time in … Continue reading

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