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« Reply #1411 on: March 01, 2014, 05:31:37 PM »

'The five rational senses of the soul, if they receive grace from above and the sanctification of the Spirit, are really wise virgins, receiving the wisdom of the grace from above. But if they rest content with what is natural to them, they are found foolish, and shown to be children of the world. They have not put off the spirit of the world, although in their own estimation, because of some specious appearances and outward form, they take themselves for brides of the Bridegroom. As the souls which wholly and entirely cleave to the Lord are there in thought, and there pray, and there walk, and there long after the love of the Lord, so, on the other hand, those souls which are tied and bound in the love of the world, and are willing to spend their existence on the earth, walk there, think there, their mind passes its existence there. For this reason they are incapable of being converted to the good wisdom of the Spirit, being a thing foreign to our own nature -- the heavenly grace -- which requires to be combined and compounded with our nature, if we are to enter with the Lord into the heavenly bridechamber of the kingdom, and to find eternal salvation.

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« Reply #1412 on: March 01, 2014, 05:55:58 PM »

'Begin in the morning, before leaving your room, by meditating, for a quarter of an hour, on the Passion of our Redeemer, and you will see that, all will go well with you, and that you will live far removed from sin.'

St. Paul of the Cross

I hope to practice this.
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« Reply #1413 on: March 01, 2014, 05:59:55 PM »

The Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget might be helpful for that devotion.  crucifix
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« Reply #1414 on: March 01, 2014, 06:01:16 PM »

The Fifteen Prayers of St. Bridget might be helpful for that devotion.  crucifix

Thanks so much for the suggestion, Shin!
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« Reply #1415 on: March 01, 2014, 06:16:28 PM »

You're welcome!

It can be hard to get a start on meditation, I sometimes find a book helpful. Cheesy

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« Reply #1416 on: March 01, 2014, 06:43:37 PM »

You're welcome!

It can be hard to get a start on meditation, I sometimes find a book helpful. Cheesy



Yes, books can be very helpful.  There is a very good meditation book I used last year for Lent.  It is called The School of Jesus Crucified and it is written by Fr. Ignatius of the Side of Jesus, Passionist.  The book is excellent and I'll be using it again this Lent for sure.  I'm also working with Divine Intimacy every day, another excellent meditation book.  It is written by Fr. Gabriel of St. Magdalen, O.C.D. and you are probably already familiar with it, Shin.
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« Reply #1417 on: March 03, 2014, 03:47:36 AM »

Hmm, I think you mentioned it to me once before Therese. But I have yet to read it! Another book!

'Our Lord loves you and wishes to see you advance with great speed in the way of His love, however crucifying to nature. Therefore, do not bargain with Him, but give Him all, and you will find all in His divine Heart.'

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« Reply #1418 on: March 05, 2014, 03:19:18 AM »

'Just as God assigns to everything visible what is appropriate, so He does also to human thoughts, whether we wish it or not.'

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« Reply #1419 on: March 05, 2014, 08:09:46 PM »

Hmm, I think you mentioned it to me once before Therese. But I have yet to read it! Another book!

'Our Lord loves you and wishes to see you advance with great speed in the way of His love, however crucifying to nature. Therefore, do not bargain with Him, but give Him all, and you will find all in His divine Heart.'

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


Beautiful quote!
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« Reply #1420 on: March 05, 2014, 08:11:41 PM »

'Just as God assigns to everything visible what is appropriate, so He does also to human thoughts, whether we wish it or not.'

St. Mark the Ascetic

May all of our thoughts be holy, upright and pure.
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« Reply #1421 on: March 12, 2014, 03:34:48 PM »

'The prayerless soul makes no progress whatever.'

St. Thomas Aquinas
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« Reply #1422 on: March 13, 2014, 10:13:36 AM »

'To expose yourself to the danger of sinning, and not to sin, is a greater miracle than raising the dead to life.'

St. Bernard of Clairvaux
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« Reply #1423 on: March 16, 2014, 11:03:44 AM »

'God like the excellent master that He is, has taken care to provide us with writings of the best kind.'

St. Thomas Aquinas
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« Reply #1424 on: March 25, 2014, 11:43:40 PM »

'Our Lady does not want people to talk in church.'

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« Reply #1425 on: March 29, 2014, 06:43:27 PM »

'Let us learn here below to give God the confession of praise which we ought to hope to give Him in heaven above.'

St. Philip Neri
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« Reply #1426 on: March 31, 2014, 12:50:46 AM »

'It is an extreme punishment that obliges us to remain so long on earth, unless love causes us to live more in Heaven and with God than on earth and with ourselves; just as the rays of the sun continue to shed their light a great way off as long as they are not separated from their focus.'

St. Ignatius of Loyola
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« Reply #1427 on: April 02, 2014, 10:54:54 PM »

'Unless various successive spiritual contemplations also occupy the intellect, the practice of virtues by itself cannot free it so entirely from passions that it is able to pray undistractedly. Practice of the virtues frees the intellect only from dissipation and hatred; spiritual contemplation releases it also from forgetfulness and ignorance. In this way the intellect can pray as it should.'

St. Maximos the Confessor

'Forgetfulness' 'Ignorance' 'Dissipation' 'Hatred'...

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