Tag: Saints

Some Thoughts on Augustine – Part 2

A guest post by Supertradmum “Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth… Love is as love does. Love is an act of will — namely, both an intention and an action. Will also implies choice. We do not have to love. We choose

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Some Thoughts on Augustine – Part 1

A guest post by Supertradmum ‘Oh God, who art ever the same, let me know myself and Thee.” St. Augustine teaches us in Confessions four main ideas which shape Catholic spirituality. The first is that one must be honest with one’s self, one’s past, one’s present in order to find humility The second is that

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Becoming a Bride of Christ

  On Sunday, September 15th my daughter professed her first vows as a bride of Christ in the religious order The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara. The Mass and Profession was profoundly moving and beautiful. With the permission of Fr. Ruben Rios, who has been the novice sisters’ chaplain and spiritual

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The Age of Emotional Religion

by Supertradmum Why is the world, the pagan world and the Christian world, as well as the Muslim world, seeing a resurgence of anti-intellectual religion? There is a short answer—denial of reality outside one’s self. Only the rational person can face and understand the real world. The Catholic Church values the intellect so much that

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How Does Satan Tempt the Holy?

by Supertradmum Something important has come to my mind in the past few weeks of Lent, a disturbing and powerful thought on how common it is that Satan is tempting, and bringing to perdition the very souls that are striving for holiness. Satan is the most highly intelligent creature of the angelic hosts. Our minds

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On The Glorified Body

By Supertradmum Over the past few weeks, as part of my contemplation on death, judgment, heaven, and hell, I have been reading Garrigou-Lagrange’s Life Everlasting. As it is in the public domain, it is online. This excellent and short book reiterates the truths of the Catholic Church concerning the above topics. One of the most

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Satispassion

By Supertradmum NO, there is no misspelling in the title of this post. Satispassion is a teaching of the Catholic Church regarding purgatory. The Church has a definite teaching on purgatory, in response to the Albigensians, Hussites, Lutherans, Calvinists and followers of Zwingli, who all denied the existence of this place of purgation. In the

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