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The Theological Virtue of Charity – Part 4 of 5

Father Pegues continues his exposition of the virtue of charity by discussing the vices opposed to charity. First, there is the vice of hatred, which is directly opposed to charity. Then, there is scandal, which is opposed to kindliness. Next, … Continue reading

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The Theological Virtue of Charity – Part 2 of 5

Father Pegues elaborates upon the internal and external effects of the virtue of charity; and first, the three internal effects, which are joy, peace, and mercy. Concerning joy, he writes: “When the soul has the virtue of charity and performs … Continue reading

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The Great Joy of Heaven

Father Cassilly writes: “The great, essential joy of heaven will be the Vision wherein we shall see God face to face, shall know even as we are known, and love as we are loved.” “Even in this world the greatest … Continue reading

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The Problem of Suffering

Father Benson addresses human suffering, a problem that “stands in the heart of every attempt to solve the riddle of the Universe—the question as to why pain is, or seems to be, the inseparable accompaniment of life. . . . … Continue reading

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True Liberty

St. Francis de Sales lists three marks of true liberty in a soul: 1. “The heart which possesses this liberty is not attached to consolations, but receives afflictions with all the sweetness that the flesh admits of. I do not … Continue reading

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St. Francis de Sales On Joy

St. Francis de Sales was Bishop of Geneva from 1602 till his death in 1622. The Catholic spirituality he taught was one full of joy springing from love. Here are excerpts from his writings: “You wish absolutely to form Jesus … Continue reading

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Divine Grace Confers Peace

Who can describe the love between the devout soul and God? Who can describe “how He reveals His innermost nature to her, makes known His holy mysteries to such a soul, and infuses into her a peace which transcends all … Continue reading

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