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Imitation of Christ

December 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

The Imitation of Christ Book Club If you read Journal of a Soul with us, you are well aware of the impact The Imitation of Christ had on Blessed Pope John XXIII. In 1898, as part of his Daily Rule, he wrote: Read carefully and thoughtfully a whole chapter, or at least a part of one, of the very devout Latin book of Thomas à Kempis. This was to be done in addition to his other daily spiritual reading.... Read More

The Field of Battle

June 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

The first thing to do when you awake is to open the windows of your soul. Consider yourself as on the field of battle, facing the enemy and bound by the iron-clad law – either fight or die. Imagine the enemy before you, that particular vice or disorderly passion that you are trying to conquer – imagine this hideous opponent is about to overwhelm you. At the same time, picture at your right... Read More