Tag Archives: Worship

A Truly False Conscience

The editor of Light and Peace remarks how some people with a sincere desire to serve God fear that they might have a false conscience, that they might be laboring under a deceptive self-illusion that makes them think they are … Continue reading

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Holy Communion

Christ declares: “Unless ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, ye shall not have life in you.” (Jn 6:54) Padre Quadrupani addresses three common excuses given for not receiving Holy Communion more frequently: Some … Continue reading

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Holy Days With Padre Quadrupani

Padre Quadrupani was an Italian priest and member of the Clerics Regular of St. Paul, also known as the “Barnabites,” from their association with St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Milan, Italy. Quadrupani’s spirituality is based on that of the illustrious … Continue reading

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Responding to Disillusionment With Divine Things

Commenting on the Way of Purgation, Father Benson remarks: “Now this stage [disillusionment with divine things] is an infinitely more dangerous one than the preceding [disillusionment with human things]; for while it is comparatively easy to distinguish between Christ and, … Continue reading

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Disillusionment With Divine Things

Father Benson notes: “The next stage of Purgation lies in what may be called, in a sense, the Disillusionment with Divine things. The earthly side has failed her, or rather has fallen off from the reality; now it begins to … Continue reading

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The Way of Purgation Begins

Father Benson observes: “Often, the first sign that the Way of Purgation has been really entered, lies in a consciousness that there is beginning for her an experience which the world calls Disillusionment. It may come in a dozen different … Continue reading

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Sins of Omission

Cardinal Manning distinguishes sins of commission from sins of omission: “The first was the sin of doing evil; the last, the sin of leaving good undone.” “Let me suppose a soul created in the likeness of God, and committing no … Continue reading

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