Tag Archives: Passions

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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Taming an Irascible Nature

Father Frassinetti writes: “You have, perhaps, a very irascible nature? This means that, when there is anything to be angry at, you easily become angry.” “When you are surprised by anger on account of some misfortune, some injury, some wrong … Continue reading

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Moderating Anger

Father Frassinetti writes: “As St. Thomas says, all wrath is not bad; and there is a just anger. ‘Do not imagine,’ says the holy doctor, ‘that anger is a passion which is to be compared with pride, or envy, or … Continue reading

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When Temptation Becomes Sin

Cardinal Manning says: “However much you may be tempted, whether it be to deadly sins or to lighter, it matters not, those temptations will never be imputed to you as sins, unless you willingly consent to them.” “When we are … Continue reading

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Unrelenting Temptations

Cardinal Manning states: “Temptation is inevitable. Until we have put off our mortality, until corruption is turned into incorruption, we shall be assailed by temptation. To be tempted is simply to be man.” “We carry our temptations about us. We … Continue reading

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Consent

Cardinal Manning observes: “The most perfect machine, constructed with the most faultless accuracy, if it be jarred by a shock, is at once thrown out of gear, it loses its perfect action, and its motions become eccentric. So it is … Continue reading

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Venial Sins

Cardinal Manning states that mortal sins separate the soul from God, Who is the life of the soul, whereas venial sins “may be found in souls that are united with God, and are in the grace of God, and in … Continue reading

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