Tag Archives: Prayers

God’s Living Temple – Part 3 of 3

Father Cassilly writes: “We must learn to regard creatures only as passing manifestations of creative power, to look through and behind them to the Creator Himself. Beautiful indeed and ravishing of spirit are created things, when regarded with a pure … Continue reading

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Children At Home With God – Part 3 of 4

Father Cassilly notes: “The mutual love of parent and child is kept alive by conversation, and the topic of it matters little. The petty incidents of home and school afford abundant material. The child of God must also converse with … Continue reading

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Praying Peacefully

St. Francis de Sales, renowned for his practical and effective spiritual direction, gives these suggestions on how to pray peacefully: “Remember that the graces and favors of prayer do not come from earth but from heaven and therefore that no … Continue reading

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Confidence

Here is advice from Franciscan saints on having confidence in God: St. Francis of Assisi urges us to have faith in God: “No one ought, by a foolish self-confidence, to take pride in what is within the reach of every … Continue reading

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To Have and Hold Virtue

Here are a few thoughts from the followers of St. Francis of Assisi on the subject of virtue: “Practise solid virtue, and do not give yourself up to ephemeral devotions, which are only so much straw.” -St. Joseph of Cupertino … Continue reading

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Consolations

Blessed Egidius of Assisi observes: “We bear our trials so badly because we do not know how to seek spiritual consolation. He who works faithfully in himself, above himself, and for himself, is able to bear everything joyfully.” Thus, he … Continue reading

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Good Gifts

St. Francis of Assisi extols the value of prayer: “The gift of prayer should be the object of our most ardent desires. Without it there is no progress in God’s service, and no obtaining anything from Him.” St. Leonard of … Continue reading

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