Tag Archives: Work

A Good Day’s Work

St. Francis of Assisi and his followers believed in putting in a good day’s work. Here is how St. Francis would have the brethren conduct themselves throughout each day: “Be patient in tribulation, watchful in prayer, strenuous in labours, modest … Continue reading

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Transforming the Mundane Into the Meritorious

Father Frassinetti shows how occupations belonging to one’s particular state of life are not impediments to, but rather, can greatly assist in, the attainment of moral perfection. He writes: “Are the employments belonging to each state of life bad in … Continue reading

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Perfection in Every State of Life

One might ask: “How can I become holy in the state of life in which I am placed? In the midst of the world, surrounded with perils, oppressed with cares for my family, obliged to work hard, to buy and … Continue reading

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Piety Makes Us Morally Better

Here and in the next several posts, we shall hear the Sulpician Father Jean Guibert discuss the various fruits of piety. In this post, we hear him explain how the practice of piety makes a person morally better. “Mutual interdependence … Continue reading

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Progressing in Piety

Father Guibert notes: “It has been rightly said that, ‘in the way of God, not to go forward is to go back.’ . . . In the same way as iron gets rusty if it is not often rubbed, and … Continue reading

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Pious Exercises in Perspective

Father Guibert observes: “In return for the sacrifices that you undertake in order to make room for your spiritual exercises amidst your occupations, and to pray in spite of your dryness, God recompenses you with an increase of grace. During … Continue reading

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Work and Play

St. Paul says, “If any man will not work, neither let him eat” (2 Thes 3:10). Father Geiermann discusses work and its necessary counterpart, recreation. Concerning work, he states: “A habit of industry is a disposition for work.” This habit … Continue reading

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