Tag Archives: Joseph Frassinetti

A Daughter’s Plea

Father Frassinetti concludes his book with this poignant analogy: “Imagine a daughter, who has many defects which disgust her father, even as you are laden with sins which are hateful to God, and that she desires nothing so much as … Continue reading

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Holy Fear of God Inspires Confidence

Father Frassinetti states: “The holy fear of God ought to inspire great confidence. . . . He inspires in us the feeling of His holy fear that we may avoid sin, that we may repent when we have sinned, that … Continue reading

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Preserving Spiritual Tranquility – Part 5 of 5

Concluding his discussion of spiritual tranquility, Father Frassinetti advises: “Do not torment yourself with fears on account of the temptations which assail you so strongly and so frequently. It is clear that God permits them in order to be able … Continue reading

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Preserving Spiritual Tranquility – Part 4 of 5

Father Frassinetti notes: “One great fear which frequently causes much anguish to some devout souls is the possibility, from one moment to another, of falling into mortal sin, particularly when suffering from great and continual temptations.” “Do you imagine that … Continue reading

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Preserving Spiritual Tranquility – Part 3 of 5

Continuing his discussion of spiritual tranquility, Father Frassinetti writes: “Neither should we lose this tranquillity from a dread of hidden mortal sin. . . . Sin cannot be mortal unless it be deliberate, either in itself or in the cause … Continue reading

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Preserving Spiritual Tranquility – Part 2 of 5

Father Frassinetti states: “As long as you possess the holy love of God you cannot possibly be wanting in a holy fear of Him; because whosoever loves God necessarily fears to offend God, necessarily dreads hell, which is the eternal … Continue reading

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Preserving Spiritual Tranquility – Part 1 of 5

Father Frassinetti advises: “If you are among the number of those souls that are too much cast down by the contemplation of Almighty God in His attribute of infinite justice, fix your gaze for the future on that of His … Continue reading

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