Tag Archives: Good works

When Did We See Thee Hungry?

Father Benson, commenting on Christ’s description of His future return to judge mankind (Mt 25:31-46), says: “On the one hand, He tells us, stand the saved; and on the other the lost; and the only reason He actually assigns, in … Continue reading

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Conforming to God’s Will

Father Frassinetti writes: “A discreet master, a tender father, not only takes care not to impose on his servant or on his son anything too arduous and difficult, but does not even desire that his servants or his sons should … Continue reading

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Grace

Grace, from the Latin gratia, is a gift, something freely given. There are natural graces, like good health, and there are supernatural graces, like sanctifying grace and various actual graces. Sanctifying grace is infused in the soul at baptism and … Continue reading

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Justice in Giving Alms

Our moral virtues come into play in our interaction with people. This is especially true of the four cardinal moral virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. These are social virtues, for they help us live in society. St. Bernardine … Continue reading

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A Good Worker

What are the characteristics of a person accustomed to doing good works? How would one recognize such a one? It is said that the Lord spoke these words to St. Francis of Assisi: “Thou mayest know thyself to be My … Continue reading

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The Third Effect of Mortal Sin

Cardinal Manning states that the third effect of mortal sin “is even more terrible; it mortifies and kills the very power of serving God.” “All the actions of a man in a state of mortal sin are dead; they have … Continue reading

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Grace to Merit Heaven

“The infinitely Precious Blood of the Son of God could alone purchase this grace for us, and the virtue communicated to the works performed by us in and by it is so great as to give them a very high … Continue reading

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