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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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Liberty of Spirit

St. Paul addresses the issue of liberty of spirit when he assures the Romans: “You have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba, Father.” … Continue reading

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Freedom in Society

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man enumerates three freedoms which individual human persons possess: “A man is corporally free in proportion to the space over which he can freely move. . . . He is mentally free in … Continue reading

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Pleasing God

Father Frassinetti writes: “Possibly you imagine that the greatest difficulty of all is having to seek in all things that which is most pleasing to God. It appears to you that the burden of this constant attention must keep you … Continue reading

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Sins of Omission

Cardinal Manning distinguishes sins of commission from sins of omission: “The first was the sin of doing evil; the last, the sin of leaving good undone.” “Let me suppose a soul created in the likeness of God, and committing no … Continue reading

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True Liberty

St. Francis de Sales lists three marks of true liberty in a soul: 1. “The heart which possesses this liberty is not attached to consolations, but receives afflictions with all the sweetness that the flesh admits of. I do not … Continue reading

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