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The Secret to Satisfaction

August 26, 2014 by  
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Secret to Satisfaction The King of the Golden City (Week 5 of 5) “My child, you are meant to be happy, and you can never long enough for the things that will make you happy. But I will tell you a secret, Dilecta. All the delightful things that make up home, here in the Land of Exile, never quite satisfy those who have them. Those who have the most want more. If anyone could have all there is... Read More

Armed and Ready (Or Maybe Not)

August 12, 2014 by  
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The King of the Golden City (Week 3 of 5) I must tell you that the equipment that the King’s soldiers received on the day of their enrollment in his army, though quite real, was not seen by others, or even by themselves. Dilecta did not see her own, though she often felt it. She knew it belonged to her, and she was almost eager for Malignus and those who helped him in his work to come along... Read More

A Hidden Saint

August 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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Hidden Saint The King of the Golden City (Week 2 of 5) There was certainly a great deal in her that he could not love. He saw that she was willful and changeable, and that she loved him more for the presents he gave her, and for those he promised her, than for himself. But he saw, too, something which no one else could see, something beautiful and lovable that she would become if she would fight... Read More

Mother Mary Loyola’s The King of the Golden City

July 29, 2014 by  
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The King of the Golden City (Week 1 of 5) A bit about this book, from the description at Catholic Heritage Curricula: The King of the Golden City is a fascinating tale which breathes into the heart of the child a deep understanding of Holy Communion while fostering a profound love for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Originally published in 1921, this classic tale has long been a favorite of... Read More

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

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