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Start Small, Repeat Daily

[R]ecollection cannot be begun by making strenuous efforts, but must come gently, after which you will be able to practice it for longer periods at a time. So I will say no more about this now, except that it is

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Getting Your Hammer Back

What hope can we have of being able to rest in other people’s homes if we cannot rest in our own?¬†For none of our friends and relatives are as near to us as our faculties, with which we have always

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Thoughts About the Will of God

All that the beginner in prayer has to do–and you must not forget this, for it is very important–is to labor and be resolute and prepare himself with all possible diligence to bring his will into conformity with the will

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Manna

There is one thing so important that, although I have said it on other occasions, I will repeat it once more here: it is that at the beginning one must not think of such things as spiritual favors . .

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Fixed Determination

Perseverance: Part III Let him have a fixed determination not to allow himself to be beaten, for, if the devil sees that he has firmly resolved to lose his life and his peace and everything that he can offer him

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