Tag Archives: Gregory the Great

The Blessed: Persecuted and Rewarded

After proclaiming the Eight Beatitudes, Christ promised to bless His faithful disciples. He said: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and … Continue reading

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The First Beatitude

Here and in the next several posts, we shall hear various saints and sages comment on the Beatitudes, which Jesus Christ revealed in His Sermon on the Mount. St. Matthew recounts that memorable event: “And seeing the multitudes, He went … Continue reading

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Shepherds and Hirelings

Christ said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep” (Jn 10:7), and “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (v. 11). Since He is both the Door … Continue reading

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A Case of Adultery: The Ruling

Continuing the story of the woman caught in adultery, St. John reports on how Christ judged the case: “He lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at … Continue reading

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On Repeating Prayers

Padre Quadrupani has much to say about the inclination to repeat prayers said while distracted: “Never repeat a prayer, even should you have said it with many distractions. You cannot imagine the innumerable difficulties in which you may become entangled … Continue reading

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Moderating Anger

Father Frassinetti writes: “As St. Thomas says, all wrath is not bad; and there is a just anger. ‘Do not imagine,’ says the holy doctor, ‘that anger is a passion which is to be compared with pride, or envy, or … Continue reading

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I Call You Friends

“What could be more beautiful and consoling, than those words of Our Lord: ‘I will not now call you servants; . . . I have called you friends.’ Well might St. Gregory the Great exclaim: ‘Oh, how great is the … Continue reading

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