Soul Care is Educating, Strengthening, and Nourishing

“The soul must be wrought with the hard smiting blows of adversity and sorrow. It must be gently molded by the waters of humility and charity; it must be chased by understanding and patience. These are things which form a shape of harmonious beauty. But other things shape it in ugliness, these are: falsehood and…

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Aid Others With Their Spiritual Growth

“Desiring to follow closely the divine leading, I expressed to you the other day, sole sentiments you were not able to receive. I perceived at once, that on account of your resistance, I could say no more. From this experience although painful as regards yourself, I learned the extreme delicacy of the spirit that seeks…

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Spiritual Flight as A Symbol of Spiritual Growth

“The longing to break the ties that hold him in bondage to the earth is not a result of cosmic pressures or of economic insecurity—it is a constitutive of man, in that he is a being who enjoys a mode of existence unique in the world. Such a desire to free himself from his limitations,…

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Obstacles and Stepping Stones

“Sometimes, the very activity which one self has rejected as an impediment becomes for another the channel of spiritual perception. I have mentioned the Cure D’Ars, who, among other inhibitions, refused to allow himself to smell a rose. Yet St. Francis preached to the flowers and ordered a plot to be set aside for their…

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