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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

Twelve-Step Program for Controlling Mothers

August 19, 2014 by  
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The King of the Golden City (Week 4 of 5) “….Some of those books belong to him. He helped the men and women who wrote them, and he is putting his mark into them. They will do his work, and he will be near by when boys and girls take them up to get amusement out of them.” – Prince Guardian to Dilecta, The King of the Golden City (Chapter 12, Paragraph 5) When my kids were young, I... 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

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

For Love of My Soul – Book Club

November 12, 2013 by  
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An Introduction to the Devout Life (Week 3 of 14) Consider that then the world is at an end, so far as regards you; there is none any more for you. Everything will then be reversed, all pleasures, vanities, worldly joys, and vain attachments will then appear as mere phantoms and vapors. Woe is me, for what delusive trifles have I offended my God! Then will you discover that you have forsaken God... Read More

When the Walk Becomes Sluggish

November 5, 2013 by  
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An Introduction to the Devout Life (Week 2 of 14) All the children of Israel actually departed from Egypt, but they did not all depart heartily, wherefore in the desert some of them regretted the flesh, the melons, the leeks, and onions of Egypt (Numb. xi). And so some penitents, though they forsake sin outwardly, do not forsake the love of sin; that is to say, they resolve to sin no more, but it... Read More

From Here to Eternity – The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur Week 6

September 3, 2013 by  
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The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur (Week 6 of 12) People in the world do not realize that one can be very detached from all human things and live a keen spiritual life, and yet find sweetness in the interests, occupations, and joys of life. However, it is only when one has rooted oneself in eternity that one can let one’s humble little barque float, upon the surface of the waves and rejoice fully... 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

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