Tag Archives: Henry Edward Manning

Am I As Judas?

Cardinal Manning writes: “Judas is an example how a soul once innocent may be slowly changed into the worst sin.” He shows how a virtuous person can slide little by little into the gravest sins: “We may also meditate on … Continue reading

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Fallen Angels

Cardinal Manning turns to the tragic story of the fallen angels to show how important it is to have perseverance in order to arrive at our heavenly homeland. First, he gives this advice to the spiritual traveler: “Meditate every day … Continue reading

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Be Always Beginning

Cardinal Manning, former archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster, England, encourages perseverance on our spiritual journey through life: “Be always beginning,” he urges. “Never think that you can relax, or that you have attained the end. St. Francis … Continue reading

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Useful Temptations

Cardinal Manning explains that “all the manifold temptations of life are used by God for these two purposes: first, to try us, as I have said, and to increase our merit, and therefore our reward; and secondly, to sanctify the … Continue reading

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When Temptation Becomes Sin

Cardinal Manning says: “However much you may be tempted, whether it be to deadly sins or to lighter, it matters not, those temptations will never be imputed to you as sins, unless you willingly consent to them.” “When we are … Continue reading

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How Satan Tempts Servants of God

Cardinal Manning points out that “even those whom we call servants of God, who have really turned away from Satan, and are confirmed in a life of faith and piety, they too have special temptations.” Sometimes “he comes as a … Continue reading

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Swimming Against the Stream

Cardinal Manning notes that Satan tempts those who live voluntarily in sin; but, “they are not the chief subjects of his temptations, for this reason: they are his servants already, they are already doing his will, they already share his … Continue reading

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