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I can love a person in this life only insofar as he tries to advance in the praise and service of God our Lord; for…
He who aims at making an entire and perfect oblation of himself, in addition to his will, must offer his understanding, which is a further…
When Ignatius understood that God did not wish him to remain at Jerusalem, he began to consider what he should do. The plan he approved…
We should not have a petty regard for God’s gifts, though we may and should despise our own imperfections.
Little by little he came to recognize the difference between the spirits that agitated him, one from the enemy and one from God.
The wellbeing of the head resounds throughout the whole body, and as are the Superiors, so, in turn, will their subjects be.
It is one thing to be eloquent and charming in profane speech, and another when the one speaking as a religious.
Man was created to praise, reverence, and serve God our Lord and in this way to save his soul. The other things on Earth were…
We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.
We should love the body insofar as it is obedient and helpful to the soul, since the soul, with the body’s help and service, is…
Up to his twenty-sixth year, the heart of Ignatius was enthralled by the vanities of the world. His special delight was in the military life,…
I have no doubt concerning that Supreme Goodness, who is so eager to share His blessings, or of that everlasting love which makes Him more…
It is certain that, because the negligent do not struggle against self, they never achieve peace of soul or do so tardily, and never possess…
True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor.
We esteem, honor, and love the apostles more than the other saints, because they served God more faithfully and because they loved Him more perfectly.
In the fallen there is danger of pride and vainglory, since they prefer their own judgment to the judgment of everyone else, usurping what is…
While studying at Barcelona, Ignatius was in doubt whether, after completing his studies, he should enter some Religious Order, or go from place to place,…
It is proper to ask for sorrow with Christ in sorrow, anguish with Christ in anguish, tears and deep grief because of the great affliction…
What St. Francis and St. Dominic have done, that, by God’s grace, I will do.
It is a great delusion in those whose understanding has been darkened by self-love, to think that there is any obedience in the subject who…
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