Tag Archive | spiritual life

3 Quotes About Sacrifice and Love

I came across all three quotes below in the Opening the Word study program for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A on Formed. “Direct your thoughts to… bearing the crosses, little or great, that you will find there. Believe me, this is the most important and least understood point to the spiritual life.” […]

Sincerity, Humility, and Obedience

And again, I would like to say three words to the soul that is determined to strive for sanctity and to derive fruit; that is to say, benefit from confession. First [word] — complete sincerity and openness. Even the holiest and wisest confessor cannot forcibly pour into the soul what he desires if it is […]

The Spiritual Life and the Inverse Relationship between Influence and Affluence

—from Happy are You Poor: The Simple Life and Spiritual Freedom by Fr. Thomas DuBay This love for elegance and for money has a peculiar deadening effect in the spiritual life. Saint Philip Neri used to remark that it is far easier to convert a lustful person to God than a covetous one. —Ch. 6: […]