Tag Archives: Sadness

Recreate Sadness Away

Both St. Francis de Sales and Padre Quadrupani warn of the dangers that befall the soul obsessed with sad and gloomy thoughts. Quadrupani warns: “As the sound of a trumpet gives the signal for a combat, so sad thoughts apprise … Continue reading

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Preserving Spiritual Tranquility – Part 4 of 5

Father Frassinetti notes: “One great fear which frequently causes much anguish to some devout souls is the possibility, from one moment to another, of falling into mortal sin, particularly when suffering from great and continual temptations.” “Do you imagine that … Continue reading

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Purification of the Sensitive Nature

God graciously helps people seeking spiritual perfection by purifying them in both their sensitive and intellectual faculties. Father Geiermann writes: “When a soul experiences the absence of sensible devotion and is unconscious of any infidelity to grace through pride or … Continue reading

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Happy Are the Blessed – Part 2 of 4

Father Geiermann continues his analysis of the Beatitudes, demonstrating how the practice of the virtues contained therein leads to one’s happiness. Christ said, “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Mt 5:4). Father Geiermann comments: “Suffering is … Continue reading

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Crosses and Crowns

No one can entirely escape adversities, trials, and sufferings in this earthly life. These, our daily crosses, cause us to be sad. But we can strive to be cheerful despite them, and even, on account of them. Father Geiermann explains … Continue reading

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Occasions of Sin and Remorse

Father Geiermann concludes his discussion of things that trouble the soul by explaining how proximate occasions of sin come about: “The proximate occasion of sin is the opportunity of committing that sin to which one is strongly tempted. Three things … Continue reading

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