Tag Archives: Servant of God

A Faithful Servant of God

St. Francis de Sales gives advice on how to persevere through spiritual trials that are given to us to strengthen our resolve and deepen our devotion to God: “We are oppressed by a thousand fears, and by the uproar which … Continue reading

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A Good Servant of God

These excerpts from the writings of St. Francis de Sales instruct the believer on the proper attitude necessary to be a good servant of God. “To be a good servant of God is to be charitable to our neighbour, maintaining … Continue reading

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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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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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When I Am Weak, Then Am I Powerful

“By nature a man is a servant of God; by grace he is made His child. He ascends a step in the ladder of beings, is placed in a new relation to God, to his fellow-men, and to corporal things, … Continue reading

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We Pray Because We Are Children of God

Father Girardey gives several reasons why we ought to pray. The first is because we are children of God. He writes: “We are made for heavenly bliss, and nevertheless, of ourselves we can do nothing to gain it, to merit … Continue reading

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Purification of the Mind

Father Geiermann discusses how God purifies the minds of His faithful servants: “The intellectual faculties are the mind and will. Truth is the object of the former, goodness of the latter. As a result of original and actual sin the … Continue reading

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