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Tears and Prayer

Tears and Prayer It is said that after his conversion, Saint Ignatius could not stop weeping. He shed tears all the time. This is so much the case that only through the gift of tears do we really understand the spiritual exercises that he proposed. Saint Teresa of Ávila also recommends this way of tears. In them is found a mysterious consolation that only God’s presence can give. For great mystics... Read More

Death of the Sinner

DEATH OF THE SINNER “When distress cometh upon them, they will seek for peace, and there shall be none. Trouble shall come upon trouble.” Ezekiel 7:25-26 At present sinners banish the remembrance and thought of death; and thus they seek after peace, though they never find it, in the sinful life which they lead. But when they shall be found in the straits of death, on the point of entering... Read More

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