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Three Loves

Father Geiermann discusses three types of love: the love between family members, the love between friends, and love for one’s country. Concerning the love between family members, he writes: “Home life consists of our conduct in the family circle. The … Continue reading

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Righting a Wrong

Father Geiermann shows what steps one should take to repair the damage caused by one’s sins. He writes: “Even after the acts of repentance, conversion and purpose of amendment have been formed, certain external effects of sin may remain. They … Continue reading

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Responding to Sin

Father Geiermann explains what is happening when a person commits a sin: “When we commit sin we inconsiderately prefer a finite good to God, the infinite Good. If our sin is mortal our minds despise God to that extent that … Continue reading

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Causes for Penance – Part 5 of 5

Father Geiermann concludes his discussion of inclinations to the capital sins by mentioning the sins of anger, envy, and sloth. Concerning imperfections inclining to anger, he writes: “We manifest a tendency to anger (1) when through false zeal we grow … Continue reading

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Triduum Meditation 2: The Resurrection of the Body

1. A day will come which will be the last of days, when this world will be no more. Before the coming of the Judge, fire will descend from heaven, and consume everything that is upon the earth: The earth … Continue reading

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Triduum Meditation 1: Our Salvation Is in the Cross

“Behold the wood of the cross, on which hung the salvation of the world!” So sings the holy Church on Good Friday. In the cross is our salvation, our strength against temptations, our detachment from early pleasures; in the cross … Continue reading

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Lenten Meditation 44: Perfect Resignation to the Divine Will

My meat is to do his will [John 4:34]. So said Jesus Christ, speaking of himself. In this mortal life, meat is that which preserves our life; and, therefore, our Lord said that it was his meat to do the … Continue reading

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