Purgatory – St. Catherine of Genoa: Chapters 1 to 4

September 1, 2013

How by Comparing it to the Divine Fire which she Felt in Herself, this Soul Understood what Purgatory was like and how the Souls there were Tormented. CHAPTER I The state of the souls who are in Purgatory, how they are exempt from all self-love. This holy Soul  found herself, while still in the flesh, […]

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Purgatory – St. Catherine of Genoa: Introduction

August 19, 2013

Saint Catherine of Genoa was born in the Vicolo del Filo in that city, in 1447. She was of the great Guelph family of Fiesca, being the daughter of Giacomo Fiesca, at one time Viceroy of Naples, and granddaughter of Roberto Fiesca, whose brother was Pope Innocent IV. Another Fiesca was Pope Adrian V; for […]

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Life is Good – Be Happy?

February 23, 2013

IN SEPTEMBER 1942, Viktor Frankl, a I prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in Vienna, was arrested and transported to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents. Three years later, when his camp was liberated, most of his family, including his pregnant wife, had perished—but he, prisoner number 119104, had lived. In his best-selling […]

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Of the Inestimable Benefit and Great Love That Our Lord Jesus Christ Has Shown Us in the Institution of The Holy Eucharist

December 22, 2012

TWO works there are that God has shown us, of all that He has done the most signal, the most apt to astound and cut short the judgments of men. So subtle their contrivance that the Prophet Isaias, speaking of them, calls them inventions of God. Make known among the peoples My inventions (Isaias xii. […]

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All Our Spiritual Advancement and Perfection Consists in Mortification

December 17, 2012

HENCE all the saints and masters of spiritual life have come to the conclusion that all our advancement and perfection consists in mortification. “You will advance just so much as you do violence to yourself,” says St. Jerome. He says with Job (xxxviii. 13) that perfect wisdom and perfect fear of God is not found […]

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