Monthly Archives: February 2011

Modern Twist on an Ancient Theme

This recent Breakpoint article captures the spirit of monastic living. Here is the link: (You have to copy this link and paste it in your browser) http://www.breakpoint.org/bpcommentaries/entry/13/16350

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Jacob’s ladder

  Ponder Jacob’s ladder:—it is a true picture of the devout life; the two poles which support the steps are types of prayer which seeks the love of God, and the Sacraments which confer that love; while the steps themselves … Continue reading

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More Francis de Sales

  CHAPTER II. The Nature and Excellence of Devotion. THOSE who sought to discourage the Israelites from going up to the Promised Land, told them that it was “a land which eateth up the inhabitants thereof;” that is, that the … Continue reading

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THE FIRST STEP IN TRUE DEVOTION

“THE flowers appear on the earth,” says the Heavenly Bridegroom, and the time for pruning and cutting is come. And what, my child, are our hearts’ flowers save our good desires? Now, so soon as these begin to appear, we … Continue reading

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