Tag Archives: Patience

In God’s Time

In our quest for spiritual perfection, there is a tendency to become impatient and disquieted due to the slowness of our progress, and even to lose confidence in the power of God’s grace to bring us to our eternal homeland. … Continue reading

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St. Francis de Sales on Liberty of Spirit

The editor of Light and Peace amplifies Padre Quadrupani’s thoughts on liberty of spirit by appending these words of St. Francis de Sales: “A heart possessed of this spirit of liberty is not attached to consolations, but receives afflictions with … Continue reading

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Liberty of Spirit

St. Paul addresses the issue of liberty of spirit when he assures the Romans: “You have not received the spirit of bondage again in fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption of sons, whereby we cry: Abba, Father.” … Continue reading

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Trees of Life

Concerning our destiny, our ultimate end, Archbishop Ullathorne writes in his book Endowments of Man: “If man were made for himself, he must be sufficient for himself, which is contradicted by all the facts of his nature.” Rather: “Man is … Continue reading

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The Clumsy Builder

In Groundwork of the Christian Virtues, Archbishop Ullathorne gives us the delightful and instructive analogy of The Clumsy Builder. “The building will now be complete, provided it has had a wise and skilful builder who really under stands his work. … Continue reading

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Waiting Patiently

In his book Christian Patience, Archbishop Ullathorne elaborates upon the classical philosophical definition of a virtue as a mean between two extremes: “As every virtue holds on its way between two vices that bear some resemblance to it, the one … Continue reading

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Patience Transforming Time

Archbishop William Ullathorne in his Lenten Indult of 1884 reflects on how we perceive the passage of time: “The time of this life is short; our days pass like a shadow over the earth; we never remain in the same … Continue reading

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