Tag Archives: Purity

The Sixth Beatitude

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8). “The merciful loses the benefit of his mercy, unless he shows it from a pure heart; for if he seeks to have whereof to boast, he loses … Continue reading

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Grace: Spiritual Light and Warmth

“The parallel between the sun’s rays and the light of Divine grace may be drawn out at great length. For as light penetrates and transforms and vivifies material bodies with which it comes in contact, so does grace penetrate the … Continue reading

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Piety Enlightens the Mind

Father Guibert writes: “The mind itself, a citadel impregnable against any power of man, participates in turn in the benefits of piety; for, through piety, it is thrown open to God, who floods it with His light.” Piety is “a … Continue reading

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What Promotes Piety

In the previous post, Father Guibert enumerated some things that hinder piety. Now he recommends a course of action to promote piety. To the person with good desires, he says: “Begin by entering within yourself. Gather together your scattered powers, … Continue reading

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What Hinders Piety

Father Guibert remarks: “As the stone falls towards the centre of gravity, and as the compass points towards the magnetic pole, so the soul of man, as soon as it is free, takes its bearings towards God, and goes straight … Continue reading

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Happy Are the Blessed – Part 3 of 4

Father Geiermann discusses how the practice of the virtues contained in the Beatitudes leads to happiness. Christ said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7). Father Geiermann comments: “The first commandment is, indeed, to love God … Continue reading

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Self-Denial in Practice

How does one practice self-denial? Father Geiermann notes: “To insure the success of an undertaking we must do three things: (1) concentrate our efforts on what is essential; (2) follow a wise plan in our development; and (3) pay proper … Continue reading

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