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« Reply #2624 on: March 06, 2023, 09:32:39 AM »

'It is written: "As the hart longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for Thee, O God." (Ps. 42:1) For truly harts in the desert devour many reptiles and when their venom burns them, they try to come to the springs, to drink so as to assuage the venom's burning. It is the same for the monks: sitting in the desert they are burned by the venom of the evil demons, and they long for Saturday and Sunday to come to be able to go to the springs of water, that is to say, the body and blood of the Lord, so as to be purified from the bitterness of the evil one.'

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« Reply #2625 on: March 07, 2023, 12:29:35 PM »

'The intellect of a man who enjoys the love of God does not fight against things or against conceptual images of them. It battles against the passions which are linked with these images. It does not, for example, fight against a woman, or against a man who has offended it, or even against the images it forms of them; but it fights against the passions which are linked with the images.'

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« Reply #2626 on: March 08, 2023, 07:07:38 AM »

'Just as the physical eye is attracted to the beauty of things visible, so the purified intellect is attracted to the knowledge of things invisible. By things invisible, I mean things incorporeal.'

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« Reply #2627 on: March 09, 2023, 09:39:47 AM »

'Our self-love is so subtle, at times it makes us believe that we are seeking God, because we are so much attached to the things of His service, that we feel some annoyance when obliged to leave them. This is because we seek our own satisfaction rather than God; a heart that wishes for Him alone, finds Him everywhere.'

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« Reply #2628 on: March 10, 2023, 07:31:51 AM »

'Once we have entrusted our hope about something to God, we no longer quarrel with our neighbor over it.'

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« Reply #2629 on: March 11, 2023, 01:53:13 PM »

'Blessed the one who has become like a noble warrior in the Lord's work, rousing the idle, encouraging the faint-hearted in the way of the Lord.'

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« Reply #2630 on: March 12, 2023, 01:58:23 PM »

'When you are alone in your room, take your crucifix, kiss its five wounds reverently, tell it to preach you a little sermon, and then listen to the words of eternal life that it speaks to your heart; listen to the pleading of the thorns, the nails, the precious Blood. Oh, what an eloquent sermon!'

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« Reply #2631 on: March 13, 2023, 05:24:12 PM »

'Will not God, who has commanded men to act thus, do as much himself and even more? For God commanded Peter to forgive till seventy times seven.'

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« Reply #2632 on: March 14, 2023, 04:51:34 AM »

'Woe to him who neglects to recommend himself to Mary, and thus closes the channel of grace!'

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« Reply #2633 on: March 15, 2023, 08:31:26 PM »

'When a man is freed from a temptation or any other distress, let him take great care to show fitting gratitude to God for the benefit he has received.'

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« Reply #2634 on: March 16, 2023, 09:41:12 PM »

'The brightest ornaments in the crown of the blessed in heaven are the sufferings which they have borne patiently on earth.'

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« Reply #2635 on: March 17, 2023, 08:57:00 PM »

'If man clearly saw that by well-doing he could gain eternal life, and could imagine how great the happiness of heaven will be, he would always persevere in good; and even should he live until the end of the world, he would never occupy his memory, intellect, or will on any but celestial things. . . On the other hand, if man could know how greatly he must suffer hereafter for his sins, hold it for certain that for very fear he would not only abandon all things, but that he would not commit the smallest sin.'

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« Reply #2636 on: March 18, 2023, 07:28:45 PM »

'But St. Augustine writes, that the barking of dogs is more pleasing to God than the prayers of bad ecclesiastics. The ecclesiastic who neglects mental prayer soon falls away from virtue, for without meditation he shall scarcely acquire the ecclesiastical spirit.'

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« Reply #2637 on: March 19, 2023, 07:33:39 PM »

'The self-controlled refrain from gluttony; those who have renounced possessions, from greed; the tranquil, from loquacity; the pure, from self-indulgence; the modest, from unchastity; the self-dependent, from avarice; the gentle, from agitation; the humble, from self-esteem; the obedient, from quarrelling; the self-critical, from hypocrisy. Similarly, those who pray are protected from despair; the poor, from having many possessions; confessors of the faith, from its denial; martyrs, from idolatry. Do you see how every virtue that is performed even to the point of death is nothing other than refraining from sin? Now to refrain from sin is a work within our own natural powers, but not something that buys us the kingdom.'

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« Reply #2638 on: March 20, 2023, 09:14:06 PM »

'What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you did not?'

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« Reply #2639 on: March 21, 2023, 01:11:18 AM »

'O my God, Thou mayest indeed destroy and annihilate me, but I will never leave Thee till thou hast granted me the conversion of these hearts.'

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