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Preoccupations

A healthy spirituality expands instead of contracts our worldview. I wrote this short story a number of years ago about an early experience I had with Christian fundamentalism. Full of a thousand preoccupations as they are, they pray only a

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A Tour of the Interior Castle (1)

This post has been updated: Click here. Navigating the Interior Castle (as a book and as a metaphor for our soul) can be challenging. I like to give an occasional outline to give the reader and myself some sort of

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Posted in Summaries

The Trial of Praise

You will tell me that there are also those who speak well of one. But oh, daughters, how few there are who believe the good things they say by comparison with the many who dislike us! In any case, to

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Posted in 6th Mansions - Chapter 1

Why Does the Devil Attacks Us?

I have known people of a very high degree of spirituality who have reached this state (fifth Mansions), and whom, notwithstanding, the devil, with great subtlety and craft, has won back to himself. For this purpose he will marshal all

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 4, Spiritual Warfare, Uncategorized

Mini Problems with Bad Results

A person who takes care not to offend the Lord and has entered the religious life may think he has done everything. But oh, there are always a few little worms that do not reveal themselves until, like the worm

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Posted in 5th Mansions - Chapter 3