19 May 2011
Do We REALLY Need to Meditate? What is the Difference Between a Life WITH Meditation and a Life WITHOUT Meditation?
We will meditate today: First, upon the excellence of the interior life; and, in order that we may understand it, we will compare it with the exterior life, which is the life of the world. Second, we shall see that it raises the Christian to the height of the divine life in Jesus Christ. We will then make the resolution: first, to avoid all that dissipates us, or to which we have an attachment, such as certain kinds of society and certain conversations; second, to enter into the spirit of Christ by often asking ourselves: Is it thus that Jesus Christ would speak or act? Is this the spirit or the intention which would direct His words or His acts? Our spiritual nosegay shall be the words of St. John: “God Hath sent His only begotten Son into the world that we may live by Him.” (1 John 4:9)...read more
06 Aug 2010
Day One: Majestic Queen of Heaven and Mistress of the Angels, you received from God the power and command to crush the head of satan. Therefore, we humbly beg of you, send forth…...read more
15 Jul 2010
Meditation for the Morning
Let us adore God teaching us by the mouth of St. Paul that the whole of religion consists in love, and that love is the secret of doing all things well (Rom. 13:10). Let us thank Him for so kind and precious a lesson.
Love Inspires us with the Desire and the Will to do all Things Well
The more we love, the more we have it at heart to please God, whom we love. The one is the necessary effect of the other, and the exact measure of it. If we really love … Read the rest...read more
14 Jul 2010
Summary of Tomorrow’s Meditation
We will consider tomorrow in our meditation that to love is the means for doing all things well: First, because love inspires us with the desire and the will to do so; Second, because it gives us courage; Third, because it enables us to find joy and merit in it. Our resolution shall be: First, to perform everything through love, saying joyfully to God whilst performing each one of our actions: All for Thy love, all to please Thee, O my God! Second, to excite ourselves to what is most perfect through the thought that that … Read the rest...read more
13 Jul 2010
Meditation for the Morning
Let us adore Jesus Christ inviting us in the Gospel to be at any moment ready to die. Blessed is that servant, He says, whom when his Lord shall come He shall find doing his duty (Matt. 24:46). Let us thank Him for counsel so important, and let us ask of Him grace to profit by it.
How Wise it is to Perform each Action as though it were Destined to be the Last of our Life
Nothing is more uncertain than the moment of death. Death will come, says Jesus Christ, at an … Read the rest...read more