Tag Archives: Piety

Holy Days With Padre Quadrupani

Padre Quadrupani was an Italian priest and member of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul, also known as the “Barnabites,” from their association with St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Milan, Italy. Quadrupani’s spirituality is based on that of the illustrious … Continue reading

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Calumny and Detraction

Both calumny and detraction unjustly damage a person’s reputation by revealing a fault. The calumniator knows the accusation to be false, whereas the detractor believes it to be true. Here is what four Franciscan saints have to say about detraction: … Continue reading

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How to Examine One’s Conscience

Father Guibert outlines the process: “In an examination of conscience, the eyes of the soul will first of all look in the direction of one’s dominant fault; for there it is that the chief gaps in the moral life appear. … Continue reading

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Reluctance to Examine One’s Conscience

Although an examination of conscience is salutary for one’s spiritual life, many are reluctant to do it. Father Guibert likens their circumspection to that of certain physically ill people “who avoid getting to know their own true condition, in order … Continue reading

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Examination of Conscience Invites Conversion

Father Guibert observes: “Every tradesman who has the prosperity of his house at heart remains faithfully at his place of business; he receives the goods himself, he takes care of their safety and checks their sale; he keeps his books … Continue reading

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Examination of Conscience for a Life of Piety

Father Guibert discusses the importance of an examination of conscience for a life of piety. He explains: “The immediate aim of piety is to put man in close intimacy with God; for, by faith, it brings forth God from the … Continue reading

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Choosing Books

Father Guibert gives advice on choosing books that foster one’s spiritual development. He writes: “In order that your reading may be thus beneficial, you will choose books that are less intellectual than spiritual, and that appeal rather to your soul … Continue reading

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