Tag Archives: Jean Guibert

How to Examine One’s Conscience

Father Guibert outlines the process: “In an examination of conscience, the eyes of the soul will first of all look in the direction of one’s dominant fault; for there it is that the chief gaps in the moral life appear. … Continue reading

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Reluctance to Examine One’s Conscience

Although an examination of conscience is salutary for one’s spiritual life, many are reluctant to do it. Father Guibert likens their circumspection to that of certain physically ill people “who avoid getting to know their own true condition, in order … Continue reading

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Examination of Conscience Invites Conversion

Father Guibert observes: “Every tradesman who has the prosperity of his house at heart remains faithfully at his place of business; he receives the goods himself, he takes care of their safety and checks their sale; he keeps his books … Continue reading

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Examination of Conscience for a Life of Piety

Father Guibert discusses the importance of an examination of conscience for a life of piety. He explains: “The immediate aim of piety is to put man in close intimacy with God; for, by faith, it brings forth God from the … Continue reading

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Choosing Books

Father Guibert gives advice on choosing books that foster one’s spiritual development. He writes: “In order that your reading may be thus beneficial, you will choose books that are less intellectual than spiritual, and that appeal rather to your soul … Continue reading

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Teachers and Books

Father Guibert states: “If you are really convinced that it is necessary to receive the Word of God from without, in order that your interior life may be sustained and grow, you will seek for it wherever God offers it … Continue reading

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Grace Through Instructions and Reading

Father Guibert explains that God bestows grace to us in many ways: “God does not exhaust his power of communicating with man in the sacraments. . . . His graces reach us by other channels as well; they certainly are … Continue reading

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