Monthly Archives: February 2012

The fund of pride there is in us

From a classic on the interior life: The fund of pride there is in us. Pride is the love and desire of our own superiority.  It is of all our vices the most hidden, the most deeply rooted, and that … Continue reading

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“Now is the acceptable time…”

Dr. Lasha Darkmoon has penned an excellent piece about the military conflagration that will soon affect much of our moribund, already-war-torn world.  Her article, titled “Armageddon Approaches,” may be found here. I have chosen to not re-post the article, but … Continue reading

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The Love of Solitude and Silence

From The Imitation of Christ: The Love of Solitude and Silence SEEK a suitable time for leisure and meditate often on the favors of God. Leave curiosities alone. Read such matters as bring sorrow to the heart rather than occupation … Continue reading

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Memento mori

From The Imitation of Christ: Thoughts on Death VERY soon your life here will end; consider, then, what may be in store for you elsewhere. Today we live; tomorrow we die and are quickly forgotten. Oh, the dullness and hardness … Continue reading

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Purity of Mind and Unity of Purpose

From The Imitation of Christ: Purity of Mind and Unity of Purpose A MAN is raised up from the earth by two wings—simplicity and purity. There must be simplicity in his intention and purity in his desires. Simplicity leads to … Continue reading

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Shrove Tuesday 2012

As most are aware, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten fast which ends with Easter Sunday.  In olden times, all legal proceedings were set aside during this period of fasting, interior recollection and preparation. As I write, … Continue reading

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All good things come to the pure of heart

From Abandonment to Divine Providence: All the treasures of grace are the fruit of purity of heart and perfect abandonment. He, therefore, who wishes to enjoy an abundance of all blessings has but one thing to do; to purify his … Continue reading

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