Monthly Archives: March 2011

More Thomas a Kempis

HAVING A HUMBLE OPINION OF SELF EVERY man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the … Continue reading

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Thomas a Kempis

IMITATING CHRIST AND DESPISING ALL VANITIES ON EARTH “He who follows Me, walks not in darkness,” says the Lord. By these words of Christ we are advised to imitate His life and habits, if we wish to be truly enlightened and … Continue reading

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Devotion in a Monastery Without Walls

  Frances de Sales The Preface to the book “Introduction to the Devout Life”   DEAR reader, I request you to read this Preface for your own satisfaction as well as mine. The flower-girl Glycera was so skilled in varying … Continue reading

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What true Devotion is.

YOU aim at a devout life, dear child, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God’s Divine Majesty. But seeing that the small errors people are wont to commit in the beginning of any … Continue reading

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