Tag Archives: Salvation

Christ in the Sufferer

Father Benson concludes his consideration of the problem of suffering by quoting the Apostle: “‘I fill up,’ says St. Paul, ‘those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ’ (Col 1:24). ‘I work out, that is,’ the sufferer may … Continue reading

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Solidarity With the Suffering Christ

Continuing his reflection on the problem of suffering, Father Benson remarks: “When we turn to Christ crucified, knowing who and what He is, we see the problem set before us in its most acute form. It is not a man … Continue reading

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Mary At His Side

Father Benson notes: “When we turn to the Gospel—that groundplan of God’s designs for mankind—we find that, according to scale, so to speak, Mary occupies a place of dignity beside Jesus; . . . whenever Her Son comes to a … Continue reading

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Christ in the Tabernacle

Father Benson reminds us that “in the Blessed Sacrament [Christ] actually conveys to us gifts which we cannot otherwise claim. He brings near to us, and unites to us, not only His Divinity, but that same dear and adorable Human … Continue reading

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Christ in the Exterior

Having shown how a person encounters Christ interiorly, that is, within his soul, Father Benson next shows how one encounter Him exteriorly, such as in the Eucharist, in the Church, and in other persons. He states: “Up to the present … Continue reading

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The Consolation of Moral Perfection

Father Frassinetti states that Christian perfection “is in itself the sum and substance of all the good things which form true happiness in this life, and give the most certain hope of beatitude in the life to come. In the … Continue reading

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Justice in Giving Alms

Our moral virtues come into play in our interaction with people. This is especially true of the four cardinal moral virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. These are social virtues, for they help us live in society. St. Bernardine … Continue reading

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