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What is the Difference Between Meditation and Contemplation? (In the Easter Vigil)

In the Easter Vigil, we always have a reading about the Creation of the world (Gen 1:1–2:2). God made light, made a dome in the sky, gathered the waters, made several lights in the sky of day and night, made creatures in the waters and in the dome of the sky, brought forth living creatures on the earth, and made humankind in the image of the Blessed Trinity. 751 more words

Passio Divinorum

Academy of Love

Mount Calvary is the academy of love… Mount Calvary is the mountain of lovers.
Saint Francis de Sales

Quotes

Sacramental Union Urges and Aids Spiritual Union

That every man might be intimately united with his goodness, he instituted the Sacrament of most holy Eucharist, in which every one may participate, to unite his Saviour to himself really and by way of food… This sacramental union urges us and aids us towards spiritual union.
Saint Francis de Sales

Quotes

How is it that Love Equalizes Lovers?

Throughout the works of those two great saints of love who are John of the Cross and Francis de Sales, we come across assertions that the act of loving makes the lover on the same plane as the beloved, that the object of our love, whether higher or lower than us, describes where the value of our own love falls; or, in the words of Saint Francis, 137 more words

Passio Divinorum

Pleasing God

Father Frassinetti writes: “Possibly you imagine that the greatest difficulty of all is having to seek in all things that which is most pleasing to God. 339 more words

Bible

To Be Holy for the Sake of Others

Father Frassinetti states: “God wishes all to be holy; but some He wishes to be holy for their own sakes, some He wills to be holy for their own sake and for the sake of others also.” In the previous post, we read his comments concerning the former group. 375 more words

Bible

The Child, the Runner, the Joiner-Fastener

The old almost-but-not-quite Semipelagian idea of God and a human being as two separate horses whose contribution to human work could seem to be calculated as a percentage is worthless. 505 more words

Passio Divinorum