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When our soul has been purged and feels free from evil passions, it experiences a great craving for spiritual things. Like a famished person, it longs for many different kinds of pious practices, mortification, penance, humility, charity, and prayer. To have so keen an appetite is a good sign, but you must consider whether you can properly digest all you want to eat. From among all such desires choose, according to your spiritual director's advice, those you can practice and fulfill at present. … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

And here I must say a few words concerning certain things which some reckon as virtues, although they are nothing of the sort—I mean ecstasies, trances, rhapsodies, deific unions, extraordinary transformations, and the like, which are dwelt on in some books, and which promise to raise the soul to a purely intellectual contemplation, an altogether supernatural mental altitude, and a life of pre-eminent excellence. But I would have you see, my child, that these perfections are not virtues, … [Read more...]


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