Tag Archives: Holiness

A Beautiful Soul

Venerable Joseph Frassinetti admires the beauty of a soul in a state of grace: “How beautiful is that holiness which consists in the mere possession of sanctifying grace! So great is its beauty, that it not only attracts the love … Continue reading

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Taming an Irascible Nature

Father Frassinetti writes: “You have, perhaps, a very irascible nature? This means that, when there is anything to be angry at, you easily become angry.” “When you are surprised by anger on account of some misfortune, some injury, some wrong … 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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Coveting Extraordinary Graces

Father Frassinetti states: “The desire to be very holy before God is the offspring of holy humility, but the desire to appear so before men is the daughter of accursed pride.” “St. Mary Magdalen de’ Pazzi was endowed by God … Continue reading

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To Be Holy for the Sake of Others

Father Frassinetti states: “God wishes all to be holy; but some He wishes to be holy for their own sakes, some He wills to be holy for their own sake and for the sake of others also.” In the previous … Continue reading

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To Be Holy for Your Own Sake

Father Frassinetti writes: “God wishes all to be holy; but some He wishes to be holy for their own sakes, some He wills to be holy for their own sake and for the sake of others also.” Concerning the first … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Gifts

Venerable Joseph Frassinetti states: “It is not necessary to practise the evangelical counsels in order to attain Christian perfection. . . . The angel of the schools, St. Thomas [Aquinas], only recognised as necessary for perfect sanctity the fulfilment of … Continue reading

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