Virtue Guide No. 15 ~ The Necessity of Prayer

St. Francis de Sales, in this reflection (2.1) found in his Introduction to the Devout Life, speaks to us about the importance of prayer. Use his guidance to assist in purging yourself of all unnecessary attachments. The Necessity of Prayer. Prayer opens the understanding to the brightness of Divine Light, …

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Virtue Guide No. 14 ~ Purging away the Tendency to Sin

St. Francis de Sales, in this reflection (1.22–24) found in his Introduction to the Devout Life, instructs us to purge away all inclinations towards sin. Use his guidance to assist in purging yourself of all unnecessary attachments. The Necessity of Purging away all tendency to Venial Sins. As daylight waxes, …

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The Transformative Power of Reading

Chad Wellmon has recently written about a shift in reading which has come about as a result of the technological age and the digitization of books. Essentially, the purpose of reading, for most people, has diverted from seeking to know God through reading to seeking knowledge itself. St Augustine, according …

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