Tag Archives: Satan

Enduring Troubles

St. Francis of Assisi had these things to say about the trials and tribulations we face in this life: “Holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of the world and the flesh.” “There is a secret bitterness hidden beneath the allurements … Continue reading

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Dealing With Temptations

Here is advice from Padre Quadrupani on how to effectively deal with the most trying temptations: “In temptations against faith and purity, do not make great efforts to form acts of these virtues, but simply turn a pleading glance towards … Continue reading

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When Temptation Becomes Sin

Cardinal Manning says: “However much you may be tempted, whether it be to deadly sins or to lighter, it matters not, those temptations will never be imputed to you as sins, unless you willingly consent to them.” “When we are … Continue reading

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How Satan Tempts Servants of God

Cardinal Manning points out that “even those whom we call servants of God, who have really turned away from Satan, and are confirmed in a life of faith and piety, they too have special temptations.” Sometimes “he comes as a … Continue reading

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Swimming Against the Stream

Cardinal Manning notes that Satan tempts those who live voluntarily in sin; but, “they are not the chief subjects of his temptations, for this reason: they are his servants already, they are already doing his will, they already share his … Continue reading

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Unrelenting Temptations

Cardinal Manning states: “Temptation is inevitable. Until we have put off our mortality, until corruption is turned into incorruption, we shall be assailed by temptation. To be tempted is simply to be man.” “We carry our temptations about us. We … Continue reading

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Temptation and Sin

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil” (Mt 4:1). Cardinal Manning comments: “In the temptation in the desert, Jesus tasted of all the bitterness of sin, except only of its guilt. … Continue reading

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