Posts this month
- August 2023 PDF Issue
- The “Deadly Heat” Alarmism
- Lesson #25 – Explanation on the Three Modes of Humility
- Every Part of God’s Life on Earth Was Needed To Make You an Ordinary Saint
Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition
The Tremendous Value of the Crosses Which God Sends to Us
By trials the sensory part of the soul is purified and strengthened, and the spiritual part is refined, purged, and disposed. Since unpurified souls must undergo the sufferings of fire in the next life [viz., in Purgatory] to attain union with God in glory, so in this life they must undergo the fire of these sufferings to reach the union of perfection. This fire [viz., trials] acts on some more vigorously than on others, and on some for a longer time than on others, according to the degree of union to which God wishes to raise them, and according to what they must be purged of.
St. John of the Cross, Mystical Doctor of the Church, Living Flame of Love, Stanza 2, #25 (emphasis and bracketed words added).
Catholic Candle’s 2023 Catholic Calendar
The Catholic Candle’s 2023 Traditional Catholic calendar is available here. It is free to download and freely distributable. https://catholiccandle.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/calendar_2023.pdf
What we hold
If you want to know what is your “god”, and what is most important to you, reflect on what you like most to talk about and to think about.
Cf., Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Section: How to make a good choice, Second Way, Fourth Rule.
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