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The Theological Virtue of Charity – Part 3 of 5

Father Pegues continues his discussion of the effects of the virtue of charity by mentioning its external effects: kindliness and almsdeeds. Kindliness consists in doing good to others. When one has a particular reason for doing good, the virtue of … 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 Throne of God’s Mercy

“Our misery,” says St. Francis de Sales, “should be the throne of God’s mercy.” Here are some thoughts of his on the breadth and depth of the mercy of God: “Keep yourself faithfully in the presence of God; avoid hurry … Continue reading

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Quadrupani on Hope

Padre Quadrupani in Chapter Nine of his treatise argues that “the weakness of our souls is often attributable to lukewarmness in regard to the Christian virtue of hope.” Hence, he offers the following advice: “Hold fast to this great truth: … Continue reading

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Quadrupani on Fear and Doubt

Fear and doubt are two of the most unwelcome denizens that regularly plague the human soul. Padre Quadrupani, drawing upon the wisdom of the saints, gives this advice on how to cope with these afflictions: “Far from allowing yourself to … Continue reading

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As Tomorrow Becomes Today

St. Francis de Sales gives the following advice to those who worry excessively about what tomorrow will bring: “Have no care for the morrow; think only of doing well to-day, and when to-morrow shall have become to-day then we shall … Continue reading

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Praying Amidst Distractions

Padre Quadrupani gives advice on what to do when distractions plague us as we pray: “When you have not consciously or voluntarily yielded to distractions, do not stop to find what may have been their cause, or to discover if … Continue reading

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