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Spiritual infirmities such as tepidity are caused, not only by chills but also by fevers, that is, by excessive zeal.
Remember that the good angels do what they can to preserve men from sin and obtain God’s honor. But they do not lose courage when…
Concerning the harsh treatment of the body for our Lord’s sake, I would say, avoid anything that would cause the shedding even of a drop…
May it please Christ our Lord to grant us true humility and abnegation of will and judgment, so that we may deserve to begin to…
It is not the soul alone that should be healthy; if the mind is healthy in a healthy body, all will be healthy and much…
Even in the angels there is the subordination of one hierarchy to another, and in the heavens, and all the bodies that are moved, the…
To have prevented one single sin is reward enough for the labors and efforts of a whole lifetime.
The more completely we focus our attention on our Creator and Lord, the less chance there is of our being distracted by creatures.
If I cannot add to my own low level of understanding, I could ill afford to try to raise that of others, seeing that it…
Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever our Lord may wish to work in you. It is certainly…
In the light of the Divine Goodness, it seems to me, though others may think differently, that ingratitude is the most abominable of sins and…
For those who love, nothing is too difficult, especially when it is done for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones,…
Remember that bodily exercise, when it is well ordered, as I have said, is also prayer by means of which you can please God our…
Above all, remember that God looks for solid virtues in us, such as patience, humility, obedience, abnegation of your own will – that is, the…
Some indeed have tears naturally, when the higher motion of the soul makes itself felt in the lower, or because God our Lord, seeing that…
I wish not merely to be called Christian, but also to be Christian.
Experience proves that in this life peace and satisfaction are had, not by the listless but by those who are fervent in God’s service. And…
Among the many signs of a lively faith and hope we have in eternal life, one of the surest is not being overly sad at…
One rare and exceptional deed is worth far more than a thousand commonplace ones.
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