Tag Archives: Perseverance

Do I Really Love God?

Father Cassilly writes: “We need not be distressed by uncertainty whether we love God, for Christ Himself has given us the criterion. At the Last Supper He said to His Apostles: ‘He that hath My commandments and keepeth them, he … Continue reading

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I Languish With Love

“I adjure you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him I languish with love” (Cant 5:8). The Jesuit Father Francis Cassilly comments: “This life is an exile from home, prolonged through the dragging years. … 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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Fallen Angels

Cardinal Manning turns to the tragic story of the fallen angels to show how important it is to have perseverance in order to arrive at our heavenly homeland. First, he gives this advice to the spiritual traveler: “Meditate every day … Continue reading

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Conversion

The editor of Light and Peace quotes St. Francis de Sales extensively on various aspects of conversion from sin: St. Francis says: “God has, indeed, on some occasions cured sinners instantaneously and without leaving in them any trace of their … Continue reading

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Enduring Earthly Struggles

No human life is without its struggles. St. Francis de Sales offers these reflections and practical advice on the subject: “Rest is reserved for heaven; on earth we must always struggle between hope and fear, on condition that hope be … Continue reading

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The Will to Believe

Christ said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (Jn 6:37). St. John Chrysostom comments: “It is no accident whether a man believes or … Continue reading

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