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catholic Different Ways to Seek the Absolute - Part 21
By removing oneself from creatures or by contemplating them

catholic Nausea of Normalcy & Thirst for the Absolute - Part 20
Seeking the absolute in all things natural & supernatural

catholic The Symbolic Character of All Aspects of Reality - Part 19
To be open to symbols is a condition for spiritual progress

catholic The Search for the Profound Meaning of Things - Part 18
The symbolic meaning leads us upward to God

catholic The Link between Reality & the Symbol - Part 17
The bridge between the visible and the invisible is the symbol

catholic We Assimilate What We Admire - Part 16
At the end of the path of admiration is God Himself

catholic Admiring the Superior & the Inferior - Part 15
Admiration is a window to reach the pinnacle of reality

catholic Secular Relativism Destroys the Opposition between Good & Evil - Part 14
Evil is related to error & ugliness; it leads to Atheism

catholic A Well-Ordered Temporal Society Is a Symbol of God - Part 13
The secular onslaught of modern society opposes its sacralization

catholic Finding the Sacral in the Temporal Sphere - Part 12
Understanding the distinction between sacral and sacred

catholic Sacral Contemplation, the Antidote to Secularism - Part 11
Correct contemplation of the temporal order


catholic Fulfilling Our Own Model Ideal - Part 10
From the first innocence of childhod to old age


catholic Is It Possible to Recover Innocence? - Part 9
The Restoration Prayer to Our Lady


catholic Innocence in Centuries Past - Part 8
The Middle Ages conserved this spirit


catholic Innocence Reaches its Plentitude as One Matures - Part 7
True innocence is sagacious and astute


catholic The Fight Is another Dimension of Innocence - Part 6
The first battle appears: To hold to the ideal or fit in the world


catholic Calmness, an Integral Part of Innocence - Part 5
The good child has a natural openness and calm way of seeing the world


catholic The Concept of First Innocence - Part 4
Maintaining the first equilibrium & harmony God gave the soul


catholic The Happiness of an Idealistic Child - Part 3
First innocence gives rise to certainties about God


catholic Happiness & Our Final End - Part 2
Immolation for a purpose vs. egoism


catholic True & False Paths to Happiness - Part 1
False roads men take to find happiness


catholicThirst for Souls

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   Presuppositions to Understand the Thirst for Souls
                  Three possible positions to take toward others

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Different Types of Egoism & Sociability
                  The interested man & the Calvinist

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Types of Romantic Affection
                  Reflected differently in the German and Latino spirits

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   Disordered & Ordered Way of Contemplating Nature
                  One leads to self-adoration, the other to admiration of the Creator

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 -   Contemplation of a Spiritual Nature
                  One human soul is worth more than all material things

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6 -   The Beauty of a Spiritual Soul
                  How souls are only things of true value in this world

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 7 -   The Thirst for Souls Is the Key of the Apostolate
                  Helping souls to fulfill their resemblance of God

catholicThe Vocation of Lay Celibacy

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   The Answer for a Broken World
                  The restoration of the Church & Christendom relies on lay celibacy

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Virginity, the Angels & Our Lady
                  The greatest weapon of Our Lady against the Devil is virginity

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Virginity, Original Sin & Marriage
                  In Paradise virginity was a greater adornment than the crown of kings

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   Calvin: The Celibate Vocation Is 'Intolerable'
                  The hatred against lay celibacy is common among Protestants

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 - Objections:  St. John Chrysostom Is Wrong on Marriage
                 His opinion was confirmed in the way the Word of God became flesh

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6 - Objections:  Conception through the Word Is Not Catholic
                 Christ generates His children through the word in the Sacraments

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 7 - Objections:  Conception thorough the Word Is against Natural Law
                 The pollination of plants is effected without sexual contact

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 8 - Objections:  The Marital Act Has Nothing Impure in It
                A sentiment of dishonor and shame is linked to it

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 9 -  Historical Precedents for Lay Celibacy
                 Saints who chose to be single & fight for the Church

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 10 -  Models of Lay Celibacy in History
                   Saints who prove the single state is not due to 'failed circumstances'

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 11 -  St. Rose of Lima: Lay Celibate by the Wish of Our Lady
                   Her virtue practiced at home inspires Lima and all of Peru

catholicThe Personality of St. Therese of Lisieux

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   St .Therese’s Photograph: First Impressions
                  Purity, baptismal innocence & an internal reflective order

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Her Gaze and Her Contemplative Soul
                  Her gaze hovers in a sphere much more superior than normal thoughts

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Childhood: The Principal Stage of Her Life
                  How would we react to this extraordinary soul?

catholicTrio of Counter-Revolutionary Virtues

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   Spain’s Fervor in the Civil War & Its Decadence
                  The short life of the zeal rekindled by the Spanish Civil War

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   The Lack of Vigilance and the Role of 'White Heresy'
                  The trio of counter-revolutionary virtues must be applied to oneself first

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Applying Mistrust, Vigilance and Pugnacity toward Others
                  The Reign of Mary will be short-lived without vigilance

catholic Gaining the Kingdom of Heaven through True Charity
Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost


catholic Souls Gentle without Weakness & Strong without Brutality
Analyzing the physiognomies of a great Abbot and strong Bishop


catholic The Government of the Good Shepherd
Sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Easter


catholic Characteristics of a Man of Faith
Sermon for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost


catholic Audacity of Heresy & Chivalrous Humility
Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost


catholic Is the Guardian Angel Less Intelligent than the Devil?
A romantic art depicts the good angel as soft, insipid & unintelligent spirits


catholicThe Heroism of Our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane
A model of Catholic heroism that perseveres to the end


catholicThe Crusader Spirit

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   True Love Is Proved by Dedication & Combativity
                  The Crusader spirit every man is called to have

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Today the Sepulcher of Christ Is the Catholic Church
                  The obligation to fight error in the Church

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   The Crusader's Defense of Orthodoxy
                  Entering the arena with a combative spirit

catholicThe Beauty of Suffering
Last thoughts of Lyle J. Arnold shortly before his death


catholicThree Souls, One Page
The confidence in Our Lady we need for the fight


catholic The Chastity of Malchus - Part 1
St. Jerome reports his early life as a son, a monk and a slave


catholicThe Chastity of Malchus - Part 2
Malchus escapes from slavery and the persecution of his master


catholic An Unknown Prophecy of St. Therese
She foresees the errors of a materialist science


catholic Be Wise as Serpents and Simple as Doves
The animal world has lessons for man


catholicThis Is a Pre-Life
Forming a character worthy of eternal happiness


catholic‘Everything Is Reflected in the Eyes’
Analyzing the gazes of Dom Gueranger and St. Philip Neri


catholicIs Holiness Sentimental Softness or Strength of Soul?
Two different ways of presenting St. Therese of the Child Jesus


catholicCourage and Dedication
Analysis of two quotes by Machiavelli


catholicThe Unparalleled Virtues of the Mother of God
Her virtues surpasse that of the ensemble of saints


catholicLiving the Spirit of Reparation
Without fighting the enemies of the Church our reparation is incomplete


catholicMonsieur Louis Martin, His Humiliation and Suffering
"The greatest trial that can fall upon a man"


catholicLast Years of Monsieur Louis Martin
Celine writes to Carmel: "Our Papa is in Heaven"


catholicAlphonse Ratisbonne’s Conversion - Part 1
The account of Baron Theodore de Bussieres, who witnessed it


catholicAlphonse Ratisbonne’s Conversion - Part 2
The afermath of the apparition and its effect on his soul


catholicHow to Guard Holy Purity
Cardinal Bacci's guidelines for the fight against impurity


catholicGod’s Justice and Judas - Part 1
Commentary on "Judas, Will you betray the Son of Man with a Kiss?"


catholicGod’s Justice and Judas - Part 2
Finding the balance between justice and mercy


catholicWisdom: the Queen of Virtues
Wisdom inspires man to discern the ensemble of creation


catholicSeries on Purity

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 1 -   First Principles on Purity
                  Sins against the 6th & 9th Commandments; why they are forbidden

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 2 -   Divorce, Free Love & Damaged Children
                  Disastrous results on the number of children and their formation

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 3 -   Prejudices against Chastity and Virginity
                  Complacence for the adulterous man and rigor for the "old maid"

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 4 -   Why Impurity Leads to a Materialist Spirit
                  The lowest of the senses, the sense of touch, is most dominant

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 5 -   The Material Man vs. the Spiritual Man
                  The practice of purity forms a man acquainted with superior thoughts

blank.gif - 807 BytesPart 6 -   The Strength, Glory & Fecundity of Chastity
                   A chaste soul irradiates harmony, becoming an element of civilization

catholicThe Military Virtues Every Catholic Must Have
The enthusiasm for the fight members of the Militant Church should have


catholicSt. Cyricus and St. Julitta, Models of Catholic Heroism
The non-sentimental joy of the mother when her son preceded her in martyrdom


catholicNobility and Accessibility: Keys of the Catholic Charity
Princess Mathilde of Belgium gives us a charming example


catholicSt. Philippine Duchesne: Failures Became Her Success
Her life and difficult apostolate in America


catholicThe Lesson of Lourdes on Suffering
The many miracles there encourage us to accept physical and spiritual afflictions


catholicThe Self-Mastery of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
How she controlled her temperament and bad tendencies to achieve santicty


catholicPerseverance in Prayer
Thirty-nine years of prayer are crowned with the graces requested


catholicSuffering and Resignation
The testimony of a mother who lost her child


catholicThe Grace of Contrition and the Reign of Mary
We need to repent from our revoluionary sins in order to rebuild Christendom


catholicThe Sniper and the Novissima
Meditating on the last things prepares us to die at any moment




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