Tag Archives: Meekness

A Truly False Conscience

The editor of Light and Peace remarks how some people with a sincere desire to serve God fear that they might have a false conscience, that they might be laboring under a deceptive self-illusion that makes them think they are … Continue reading

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Meekness

Padre Quadrupani writes: “Our Lord offers us in His Divine Person a model of all the virtues. Meekness, however, is the one that He seems to have wished more particularly to propose for our imitation since He said: ‘Learn of … Continue reading

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The Gentleness of God

The editor of Maxims and Counsels of St. Francis de Sales tells us that, in the opinion of St. Jane Frances de Chantal and St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis de Sales, revered as “the gentle Bishop of Geneva,” was … Continue reading

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Life in the World

St. Francis of Assisi makes this acute observation: “The spirit of the world cares much for words, but little for works; and it seeks not religion and sanctity of the heart, but a religion and sanctity which may appear before … Continue reading

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Cultivating Meekness

St. Francis de Sales counseled his spiritual children to cultivate in themselves the virtue of meekness. This is in line with what Jesus Christ said: “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly … Continue reading

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Happy Are the Blessed – Part 2 of 4

Father Geiermann continues his analysis of the Beatitudes, demonstrating how the practice of the virtues contained therein leads to one’s happiness. Christ said, “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Mt 5:4). Father Geiermann comments: “Suffering is … Continue reading

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The Moral Virtue of Temperance – Part 3 of 5

In his exposition of the virtue of temperance, Father Pegues discusses virtues associated with temperance. These are continence, clemency, meekness, and modesty. The virtue of continence consists in “choosing not to follow the violent movements of passion, and this for … Continue reading

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