Tag Archives: Gratitude

Grace to Remove Obstacles

“The merit of an increased reward and dignity for all eternity is not the only fruit of the supernatural works which we perform in a state of grace. They have another supreme advantage, which is that they remove the obstacles … Continue reading

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So Great a Gift, So Great a Guest

“‘Great is the mystery of this grace,’ says St. Leo, ‘and this gift which exceeds all gifts—namely, that God should call man son, and man should call God Father. . . . If among men it redounds to their glory … Continue reading

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Divine Grace: The Pearl of Great Price

“It did not satisfy Christ merely to take upon Himself our nature and die for us; for thirty-three years He laboured and suffered for us. All His actions had an infinite value; accordingly, by one drop of His precious blood, … Continue reading

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The Immense Value of Kind Actions

Father Faber notes: “It seems to be an almost universal fallacy among mankind, which leads them to put a higher price on kindness than it deserves. Neither do men look generally at what we have had to give up in … Continue reading

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Jairus’ Daughter and a Woman’s Faith

Father Girardey relates an eighth narrative. This one concerns Jairus’ Daughter and a Woman’s Faith (Mt 9:18-25; Mk 5:22-43; Lk 8:41-56): “There cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus, and seeing Jesus, he falleth down at His … Continue reading

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The Healing of Ten Lepers

Father Girardey discusses a seventh narrative, The Healing of Ten Lepers (Lk 17:12-19): “As Jesus entered a certain town, there met Him ten men that were lepers, and they stood afar off, and lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, Master, … Continue reading

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We Pray Because We Need God’s Help

Father Girardey gives a fourth reason why we ought to pray: because we need God’s help. To make his point, he relates this story about a priest and a farmer: “One day, whilst taking a much needed recreation in a … Continue reading

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