Tag Archives: Perseverance

Praying For Perseverance

Father Girardey explains why it is necessary to pray for the grace of final perseverance. He writes: “The greatest saint on earth stands in absolute, need of prayer for his perseverance, because frequent, constant prayer is the indispensable means the … Continue reading

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Why St. Peter Fell

Father Girardey cites the example of St. Peter to demonstrate why even a virtuous person needs to pray. He says: “St. Peter truly loved our divine Saviour, and probably with a greater love than any of the other apostles. And … Continue reading

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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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