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The Mystical Body

Father Cassilly says that the children of the family of God are members of the Mystical Body of Christ, and they fall into three groups: the blessed in heaven, the souls awaiting release from purgatory, and the wayfarers on earth. … 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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Quadrupani on Spiritual Reading

Padre Quadrupani gives the following practical advice on the matter of spiritual reading: “Spiritual reading is to the soul what food is to the body. Be careful, therefore, to select such books as will furnish your soul with the best … Continue reading

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Saints Throughout History

Father Benson declares: “No person born of human parents has exercised and exercises such an influence on the human race as Mary, the Mother of our Lord. . . . Her name runs through Christian history as inextricably as the … Continue reading

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Christ in the Saint

Father Benson recalls: “We have seen how Christ is present in His Priest through the ‘character’ and the mission that the priest receives. It is Christ who speaks through his mouth when he delivers the message of the Gospel; it … Continue reading

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Hoping for More Than We Deserve

Father Frassinetti asks: “Are you only to expect from our Lord what you deserve to have? Is this to be our hope—that God will treat us according to our own merits? . . . If God were to treat us … Continue reading

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Human Weakness Misunderstood

Father Frassinetti clears up a misunderstanding regarding human weakness. He writes: “The mischief is, that we accustom ourselves to draw distinctions between one thing and another, calling some things small and others great. . . . We flatter ourselves that … Continue reading

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