Tag Archives: Perfection

Fenelon On Spiritual Perfection

Francois Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambrai, makes these suggestions for living a spiritual life: “Most people when they wish to reform, pay much more attention to filling their life with certain difficult and extraordinary actions, than to purifying their intention and … Continue reading

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Striving for Spiritual Perfection

Here are a few thoughts from St. Francis de Sales for those who are striving for spiritual perfection: “Make a general and universal resolution to serve God in the best manner you are able and do not waste time in … Continue reading

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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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Each According to Its Kind

Padre Quadrupani teaches that there are many ways to strive for spiritual perfection, as there are many stations in life to which a person applies himself: “Perfection has but one aim and it is the same for all,—to wit, the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Perfection

Padre Quadrupani discusses our journey toward spiritual perfection. He starts off by making this distinction: “A Christian is not obliged to be perfect, but to tend continually towards perfection; that is to say, he must labor unceasingly and with all … Continue reading

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Be Always Beginning

Cardinal Manning, former archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster, England, encourages perseverance on our spiritual journey through life: “Be always beginning,” he urges. “Never think that you can relax, or that you have attained the end. St. Francis … Continue reading

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Social and Personal Progress

Archbishop Ullathorne in his book Endowments of Man reflects on human progress in its social and personal aspects: “The men of this world, who are truly so-called when they rarely look beyond it, never tire to speak of human progress. … Continue reading

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