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The Way of the Cross

The way of the Cross is the way of suffering. It makes me happy to be suffering for you now, and in my own body to make up all the hardships that still have to be undergone by Christ for

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Posted in Aquinas - Theology, Ascent of Mt Carmel, Suffering

Interior Struggle

[T]here is indeed no radical deliverance for humanity which is not the fruit of an interior struggle, in which suffering, distress accepted in faith, is the condition of a truly new life. (Louis Bouyer, Introduction to the Spiritual Life) Suffering,

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Posted in Ascent of Mt Carmel, Faith Seeking Understanding, Suffering

Another sola fide holiday

Here is another passage from the gospels that I honestly do not know how to fit into the Protestant sola fide model of justification: Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let

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Posted in Apologetics, Obedience, Sola Fide, Suffering

How to become a child of God

Here is what the Lord Jesus says about the way that one becomes a child of God: You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your

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Posted in Apologetics, Charity, Justification, Protestantism, Sola Fide, Suffering

Big Circumstance(s)

I like this snip from St. Francis de Sales: But would you know, Philothea, which are the best abjections, I tell you plainly, that those are the most profitable to our souls, and most acceptable to God, which befall us

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Posted in Deus Caritas Est, Humility, Imitation of Christ, Saints, Suffering


I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. (John 15:1-2) Whatever

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Posted in Apologetics, Calvinism, Protestantism, Sola Fide, Suffering


Words fail me. So you should just go read this for yourself.

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Posted in Charity, Etc, Suffering

Good may not be so good, sometimes

It has been a few years since I have read Perelandra. I came across a passage tonight that made it clear it has been a few years too long since I read it, and it was just the sort of

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Posted in Books, Charity, Faith, Hope, Imitation of Christ, Suffering

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