Monthly Archives: October 2013

Spiritual Entitlement

These souls know that nothing would induce them to commit a sin–many of them would not intentionally commit even a venial sin—and they make good use of their lives and their possessions. So they cannot be patient when the door

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When People Still Believed in the Vikings

Rule-bound Part II: For Part I Рclick here. A long, long time ago when people still believed in The Vikings, Ed was a passionate football fan. He locked-in Sunday afternoons for the game and reserved Monday nights for Cosell, Gifford, and

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Rule-Bound: Part I

[C]oncerning souls that have entered the third Mansions . . . they are most desirous not to offend His Majesty; they avoid committing even venial sins; they love doing penance, they spend hours in recollection; they use their time well;

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The Gift of Regret

Beseech His Majesty, my daughters, always to live within me, for otherwise what security can there be in a life as misspent as mine? And do not let it depress you to realize that I am like that–I have sometimes

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Entering the Third Mansions

To those who by the mercy of God have overcome in these combats, and by dint of perseverance have entered the third Mansions, what shall I say but “Happy are those who fear the Lord”? (Teresa of Avila: Third Mansions)

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