July 26, 2017

St. Paul said that he "was given a messenger of satan" to keep him humble.  "To torment me" he says, realizing his pride could easily cost him all he had gained in Christ.  Isaac includes this work of demons in his discussion of fallen angels....ref. the Cistercian Stu...

July 25, 2017

Elder Zacharias of Essex was asked by a priest, "Where is the heart?  The elder answered, "The heart is within our chest.  When we speak of the heart we speak of the spiritual heart, which coincides with the fleshly one; but when man receives illumination and sanctific...

July 19, 2017

Some years ago, when I was Pastor of St. Anne in Gilbert, before the new church was built, I was preparing the weekend homily and stopped to read a few more pages of St. Therese's "Story of a Soul."  She says, " Let love be the mainspring of every action".  Her dad was...

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