Monthly Archives: September 2014

Spiritual Warfare and Tai Chi

So, Christian souls, whom the Lord has brought to this point on your journey, I beseech you, for His sake, not to be negligent, but to withdraw from occasions of sin–for even in this state the soul is not strong

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 4, Spiritual Warfare

Marriage as a Spiritual Metaphor

I am only making a rough comparison, but I can find no other which will better explain what I am trying to say than the Sacrament of Matrimony. The two things work differently, for in this matter that we are

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 4

Are You Tired of the Fighting?

But, believe me, if you find you are lacking in this virtue, you have not yet attained union. So ask Our Lord to grant you this perfect love for your neighbor, and allow His Majesty to work, and, if you

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 3

Hooked on a Feeling

When I see people very diligently trying to discover what kind of prayer they are experiencing and so completely wrapped up in their prayers that they seem afraid to stir, or to indulge in a moment’s thought, lest they should

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 3

Imagination and Ambition

I like the way in which some souls, when they are at prayer, think that, for Gods sake, they would be glad if they could be humbled and put to open shame–and then try to conceal quite a slight failure.

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 3