Tag Archives: Sacraments

Christ in the Priest

Father Benson says: “We have considered various modes in which Christ’s Friendship is made accessible to us; and have seen how it does not consist merely in an interior adherence to Him, but in an exterior recognition and an exterior … Continue reading

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Disillusionment With Divine Things

Father Benson notes: “The next stage of Purgation lies in what may be called, in a sense, the Disillusionment with Divine things. The earthly side has failed her, or rather has fallen off from the reality; now it begins to … Continue reading

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The Second Effect of Venial Sin

Cardinal Manning states that the second effect of venial sin is to hinder the reception of grace. We continually receive sufficient grace from God. “There is a perpetual flood, and inundation of the grace of God, coming down upon the … Continue reading

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Grace Through Instructions and Reading

Father Guibert explains that God bestows grace to us in many ways: “God does not exhaust his power of communicating with man in the sacraments. . . . His graces reach us by other channels as well; they certainly are … Continue reading

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Advancing in Grace Through the Sacraments and Devotion to Mary

“It is, however, in the Sacraments, and above all in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, that God has chosen to reserve the full plenitude of His graces and mercies to man. We receive Him there who is the Author … Continue reading

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How Vocal Prayer Cures

Father Guibert explains how vocal prayer helps cure a distaste for prayer. He writes: “To begin with, vocal prayer is an activity that stirs the whole man and awakens him inwardly from slumber, for the effort made to go on … Continue reading

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The Scandal of Sterile Piety

Father Guibert notes: “If every kind of distortion of piety is to to avoided, it must also be prevented from becoming barren. It is sterile in those who ask for nothing from it, and who also get no profit out … Continue reading

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