03 Aug 2010
This meditation comes from a set of books written by a French priest that have been out of print for over 100 years. Meditations for All the Days of the Year is now being reprinted…...read more
23 Jul 2010
Meditation for the Morning
Let us adore Jesus Christ employing for the glory of His Father and the salvation of men all the time which He passed upon earth not a moment given to pleasure, to personal satisfaction (Rom. 15:3). He did everything from the desire to please God His Father. (John 8:29) Let us thank Him for this great example, and render to Him all our homage.
The Obligation to Employ Time Properly is a Divine Precept
Even if we were the children of an innocent Adam, a divine precept would oblige us to utilize time … Read the rest...read more
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15 Jul 2010
Are these ideals applicable today? Is this “too much”? Or would leaning back in this direction help our youth bring dignity back to courtship?
Full article here with large chunks below.
Couples had to navigate through an established and inflexible etiquette developed over time to protect the woman’s character and good name thus ensuring her viability on the marriage market, but needless to say made courtship very difficult.
The Rules and Prohibitions of Courtship
There were very specific rules and prohibitions to forming an attachment.
- Formal means of address
- Discreet conversation
- No intimate touching
- No correspondence
- No gift-giving
Modes of … Read the rest...read more
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