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Book Club – Spiritual Combat – A Troublesome Partner: Part II

June 22, 2012 by  
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I had to add a post today because I wanted to share an example from King of the Golden City of how easy it is to give into Self, and what happens when we do. Even the slightest submission can affect an entire day, as demonstrated in the following excerpt: “Six o’clock – time to get up,” said Dilecta, and she was just going to make a spring, when Self’s sleepy voice was heard: “It... Read More

A Troublesome Partner – Spiritual Combat – Book Club

June 18, 2012 by  
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…the essence of the spiritual life does not lie in any of those things to which I have alluded. It consists in nothing else but the knowledge of the divine goodness and greatness, of our own nothingness and proneness to evil; in the love of God and the hatred of self; in entire subjection, not only to God Himself, but, for the love of Him, to all creatures; in giving up our own will and in completely... Read More

Calling All Readers! – “Spiritual Combat” Profile

June 12, 2012 by  
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I’m the kind of person who loves to share what I’ve been reading. As a Catholic convert who is really excited about the Faith, much of my reading is “spiritual.”  But don’t think that deters me!  Whether the Bible, Catechism or Catholic classics, whatever the conversation, I can always find a segue into my latest book. For example: Friendly Acquaintance at a Mother’s Group: So are you... Read More

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