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On the Advent of Our Lord and Its Six Circumstances (I/III)

November 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke, Meditations: Seasonal


On the Advent of Our Lord and Its Six Circumstances (from the Advent Homilies of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church) * Advent’s First Circumstance * TO-DAY, we celebrate the beginning of Advent. The name of this great annual commemoration is sufficiently familiar to us; its meaning may not be so well known. When the unhappy children of Eve had abandoned the pursuit of things true... Read More

From Sorrow to Joy: Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Confession


FROM SORROW TO JOY: A RETREAT GUIDE ON THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, From Sorrow to Joy: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Confession, is now available at When the devil tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, he directly contradicted something that God had told them. God had told them that eating the forbidden fruit would... Read More

How Many of our Temptations Come From Demons?

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Fr. Fortea, Spiritual Warfare, Temptations


Father Fortea, how many of our temptations come from demons? No one can say what percentage of our temptations comes from demons and what percentage comes from our own weakness. It is true that the devil can tempt us at our weakest point, i.e., with those sins he knows we are particularly vulnerable to committing. But it seems reasonable to think that the greater part of the temptations come from ourselves.... Read More

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