Tag Archives: John of the Cross

What Is Not Sin

Father Frassinetti offers advice to “souls that accuse themselves of their natural weaknesses as if they were sins, and mourn over them, and believe themselves to be through them in a bad state before God.” He writes: “These persons fancy … Continue reading

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Preserving Life Through Piety

Father Guibert notes that the fruit of a pious life is not confined within the soul. Rather, “it reveals itself outwardly, as inevitably as the rising sap in spring is revealed in the buds of plants. . . . Owing … Continue reading

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Causes for Penance – Part 3 of 5

We continue Father Geiermann’s discussion of the six things that occasion the practice of penance by mentioning the sixth: imperfections. “Imperfections are involuntary defects in the service of God, or material transgressions of His holy law committed without advertence of … Continue reading

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