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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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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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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

Pruning

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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Needs

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

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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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My prayer for today

I didn’t write it, but it pretty well sums things up. O Lord, I shall suffer willingly for Your sake whatever You wish to send me. I am ready to accept from Your hand both good and evil alike, the

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Just What I Needed

I know I am not the only one to experience this, but it is a strange and wonderful gift that ofttimes when reading devotional literature on a daily basis we find that a certain day’s reading is exactly what we

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Means of Perfection

Protestants often claim that 2 Timothy 3:16-17 are a sufficient proof of their doctrine of sola scriptura: All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of

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Suffering

I suppose in certain ways some people might think that I am totally unqualified to write about anything like this. I won’t argue with them. Nevertheless here are some things which I have read recently that I have found to

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