Tag Archives: Poverty

Humility in Prosperity and Adversity

Which is better: prosperity or adversity? Here is how four thoughtful Franciscan saints weighed in on the question: St. Joseph of Cupertino said: “The adversities and tribulations of life are special graces, and those most to be desired. God reserves … Continue reading

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Happy Are the Blessed – Part 1 of 4

Father Geiermann has stated that the object of our union with God is our happiness. He shows how we attain various degrees of happiness by practicing the virtues Christ recommended in the Beatitudes. He explains: “The Beatitudes are both the … Continue reading

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Inordinate Attachments – Part 1 of 4

In previous posts, we heard Father Geiermann explain that a person striving for perfection should strive to submit the following human faculties to the governance of reason: the five external senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch), the four internal … Continue reading

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Making Gold Shine

St. Clement of Alexandria (ca. 150-215) in his treatise Who Is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved? shows how a person can put to a good use the wealth with which God has entrusted him. One can possess wealth … Continue reading

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If I Were a Rich Man

St. Clement of Alexandria, born Titus Flavius Clemens (ca. 150-215), answers the question: Can a wealthy person be saved? In his treatise Who Is the Rich Man That Shall Be Saved?, Clement argues that riches are no obstacle to salvation … Continue reading

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