By Nathaniel Richards At this very moment, you and I are in a battle waged for eternal souls. My soul. Your soul. We creatures are either for the Lord Jesus Christ and perpetual union with Him in the Divine Life of the Holy Trinity or we’re not. There is no middle ground. To believe that we’re in anything other than a battle for our souls is lie. As baptized soldiers in the … [Read more...] about What We’re Fighting For
From Garrigou-Lagrange, Three Ages of the Spiritual Life (Herder: 1947), 76 … [Read more...] about The Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Perfection of the Virtues
By Kennedy Hall Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for the valiant, and a gymnasium for athletes. Fasting repels temptations, anoints unto piety; it is the comrade of watchfulness and the artificer of chastity. In war it fights … [Read more...] about How to Fast
AGAINST THE TEN COMMANDMENTS The First Commandment Have you doubted in matters of faith? Consulted fortune-tellers? Believed in dreams? Made use of superstitious practices? Gone to places of false worship and taken an active part in the religious services of a false church? Belonged to Masons, Communists, of some other forbidden society? Read anti-Catholic books or papers? … [Read more...] about An Examination of Conscience
We will be doing a series starting in Holy Week and continuing through Paschaltide entitled Holy Days of Opportunity. This is meant to explore the spiritual benefits and opportunities that we have been given by God in this strange crisis that is upon us. As we consider the wrath of God that has been visited upon us, we must be good sons of our Heavenly Father, who shows us … [Read more...] about Holy Days of Opportunity: What is Mental Prayer?