Wisdom of the Saints about surrender (part 6)

“When shall I be freed from the miserable slavery of vice? When Lord, shall I think of you alone? When shall I fully rejoice in you? When shall I be without hindrance, in true liberty, free from every grievance of mind and body? When will there be solid peace, undisturbed...

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Wisdom of the Saints – Editor’s Choice 2016-2021

“Chastity will be lost where the distinction between the sexes is not observed.” St. Ambrose of Milan (4th century, Doctor of the Church) From purity part 3, September 2018 “There are some who wish to be humble, but without being despised, who wish to be happy with their lot, but...

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Wisdom of the Saints…Editor’s Choice 2010-2015

“There is only one thing to be feared…only one trial, and that is sin…All the rest is beside the point, whether you talk of plots, feuds, betrayals, slanders, abuses, accusations, confiscations of property, exile, sharpened words, open sea, or universal war. Whatever they may be, they are all fugitive and...

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Wisdom of the Saints Editor’s Choice (2004-2009)

“God did not tell us to follow Him because he needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole.” St. Irenaeus of Lyons (2nd century) From discipleship part 1, February 2006 “To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Sacraments

“’And [Naaman] dipped himself…seven times in the Jordan.’ It was not for nothing that Naaman of old, when suffering from leprosy, was purified upon his being baptized, but as an indication to us. For as we are lepers in sin, we are made clean, by means of the sacred water...

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