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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - April 21, 2016

Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.

Blessed Henry Suso, O.P. 

"Lord, some complain that you give them suffering. Ah. Blessed is that suffering which unites the soul to you. Lord, my cherished Spouse, a pure soul finds such delight in one spiritual embrace from you that she forgets all suffering…"

(From The Exemplar: Life and Writings of Blessed Henry Suso, OP Vol. Two)

Monsignor Ronald Knox

"The temptations of our Lord are also the temptations of his servants individually. But the scale of them, naturally, is different; the devil is not going to offer you and me all the kingdoms of the world. He knows his market; offers, like a good salesman, just as much as he thinks his customer will take. I suppose he thinks, with some justice, that most of us could be had for five thousand a year, and a great many of us for much less. Nor does he, to us, propose his conditions so openly; his offer comes to us wrapped up in all sorts of plausible shapes. But if he sees the chance he is not slow to point out to you and to me how we could get the thing we want if we would be untrue to our better selves, and not infrequently if we would be untrue to our Catholic loyalties."

(From Pastoral Sermons

St. Augustine

"There is no sin so slight that does not become greater when neglected. For one should not consider the fault committed, but Him Who was offended: that God so good, so merciful, and so holy."
(From Instructions For Novices by Blessed Hyacinthe-Marie Cormier, O.P.)


  1. These are so good. Especially the middle one.

  2. The spiritual treasures in our Church, as you know Anne, are almost limitless. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  3. It i so important that we teach our children about how to have the qualities of compassion, kindness, and forgiveness. These qualities are what it takes to be truly happy, joyful, and content in life. It must be the churches that help instill these qualities. We already support our churches through tithing but through fundraisers and programs like cell phones 4 churches we can support our churches in a way that allows them to obtain the resources that are necessary to educate our children and youth. If they can understand and learn these qualities before they are thrown into the World the better off they will be.