Tag Archives: Thomas a Kempis

Characteristics of Fraternal Charity – Part 2 of 4

The author of The Imitation of Christ observes: “We would willingly have others perfect, and yet we mend not our own defects. We would have others strictly corrected, but are not fond of being corrected ourselves. The large liberty of … Continue reading

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Saints and Sages on Prayer

Father Girardey offers this potpourri of thoughts on the subject of prayer: “Whether we pray vocally or mentally, it is our heart that should speak to God.” -St. Augustine “Prayer is the food of our soul, for on it depends … Continue reading

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Concupiscible Passions – Part 2 of 2

Here Father Geiermann continues his discussion of the six concupiscible passions by addressing joy and its counterpart, sadness. “The passion of joy or delight is fruition of something agreeable to the senses. To keep this passion in subjection we must … Continue reading

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External Senses – Part 1 of 3

Here the Redemptorist Father Peter Geiermann discusses the importance of bringing the five external senses under the control of reason. He writes: “By following their senses instead of regulating their conduct according to the word of God, our first parents … Continue reading

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