Tag Archives: Peter Geiermann

Gratuitous Graces

Father Geiermann discusses the seven gratuitous graces listed in First Corinthians 12:9-10. They are faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discernment of spirits, tongues, and interpretation of tongues. “God gives two kinds of grace to man: one to make man pleasing in … Continue reading

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Conformity in Mind, Will, and Action

Father Geiermann discusses ways in which a person conforms his mind, will, and actions to the mind, will, and plan of God. Concerning conformity of the intellect, he writes: “Man conforms his mind to the mind of God by viewing … Continue reading

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Purification of the Mind

Father Geiermann discusses how God purifies the minds of His faithful servants: “The intellectual faculties are the mind and will. Truth is the object of the former, goodness of the latter. As a result of original and actual sin the … Continue reading

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Purification by Temporal Losses

Father Geiermann writes: “As human affections are more easily centered on temporal than on spiritual goods, the purification of sensitive nature is usually perfected by temporal losses.” These may be of four kinds: 1. “God may deprive man of goods … Continue reading

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Purification of the Sensitive Nature

God graciously helps people seeking spiritual perfection by purifying them in both their sensitive and intellectual faculties. Father Geiermann writes: “When a soul experiences the absence of sensible devotion and is unconscious of any infidelity to grace through pride or … Continue reading

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Delusions and Purification

Father Geiermann continues his discussion of sensible devotion by pointing out two dangers that appear at this stage in one’s spiritual journey. These dangers are delusions of pride and inordinate self-love. Concerning pride, he says of the soul: “Unless she … Continue reading

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Sensible Devotion

A person seeking spiritual perfection receives from God the grace of sensible devotion in the form of consolations felt by the human sensitive faculties. The Redemptorist Father Geiermann explains: “By the special dispensations of His Providence and the stimulating influence … Continue reading

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