"Scruples ought to be most carefully avoided, as they disquiet the mind, and make a man melancholy."
Discernment, as we have seen in the previous catecheses, is not primarily a logical procedure; it is based on actions, and actions also have an affective connotation, which must be acknowledged, because God speaks to the heart. Let us then enter into the first affective mode, an object of discernment: desolation. What does this mean? Desolation … Continue reading Catechesis on Discernment: 7. The Subject of Discernment, Desolation
The daily excerpt from the Rule of Saint Benedict for 23 October is taken from Chapter 19. https://youtu.be/vBRenGOPofw
"Poverty and tribulations are given us by God as trials of our fidelity and virtue, as well as to enrich us with more real and lasting riches in heaven."
The article below appeared in my Twitter feed this morning and, since I have read some of the authors other works, I immediately thought I should also consider this contribution. And I'm glad I did. I'm not yet sure where I come down on the question of what the author has written. That will require … Continue reading A More Radical Catholic Postmodernism
The daily excerpt from the Rule of Saint Benedict for 25 October is taken from Chapter 18, continuing from verse 22. https://youtu.be/orawuMBqXEc
"When a man has a tribulation sent him from God, and is impatient, we may say to him, “You are not worthy that God should visit you; you do not deserve so great a good.”"