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The Eighth Degree of Pride: "I meant well."

There are many ways in which defence is made for sin. A man either says ‘I did it not’ or ‘I no doubt did it, but I acted rightly in so doing’, or ‘I may have acted wrongly but not to a serious extent,’ or, ‘If I was seriously wrong, …

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A Sign of Hope and Consolation

The sermon that I preached (more or less) in the village church of Grub im Wienerwald this morning, the Solemnity of the Assumption, the 10th anniversary of my first profession, the 7th anniversary of my solemn profession. 706 more words

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Vestition of Novices in Heiligenkreuz

Today, on the eve of the Solemnity of the Assumption, four new novices received the babit here in Heiligenkreuz. Casting off the old man, to be clothed in the new man in true justice and holiness. 16 more words

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Full disclosure : I reckon Bury St Edmund’s Dove is one of the world’s top 3 pubs.

I’ve written about the Dove before, and no doubt will again.  331 more words

Embarrassing sins as a cure for pride

And I make bold to say that it is useful for the proud to fall into an open and indisputable transgression, and so displease themselves, as already, by pleasing themselves, they had fallen.

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