"I can love You more when You condescend to increase my virtue, but I can never give You what You deserve. Give me then, Your most ardent love by which, with Your grace, I shall love You, please You, serve You, and fulfill Your commands." - Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D. Finally, the end of … Continue reading He Calls Me!
Poem: Divine Conqueror The desert was before him, And the Spirit drew him in. Surrounded by still silence, Jesus, without blemish without sin. Evil lurked around Him, Tempter of tempters ruled the earth, Our Pure and sinless Jesus, Gazing heavenward, knew his worth. Stepping forth in victory, The Father by him stood. Prepared … Continue reading Conqueror!
"Suppose that by revenge you might destroy one enemy; yet, by exercising the Christian's temper you might conquer three- your own lust, Satan's temptation, and the enemy's heart" - John Flavel The father of lies can tempt us, cause us pain, provoke a torment of the mind and heart, it can initiate the doubt of a saint and the … Continue reading PASSION!
By: Kimberly Osborne This beatitude always seemed to draw me. There is something special about purity of heart that makes me desire it. Indeed the promise attached to this beatitude is nothing less than the sight of God...heaven. Yet, even the blessedness of purity of heart seems to draw me almost as strongly as what … Continue reading Stone Does Not Love, But It Also Does Not Hurt!- Purity of Heart
Step 12: Self-Denial and Love of the Cross "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me" (Matt. 16:24) I love You Jesus! I desire You Jesus! I need You Jesus! I will Follow You Jesus! I give myself to You Jesus! The way we fulfill these aspirations … Continue reading Sinners Anonymous: 12 Steps To Holiness