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A Reflection on St. Francis de Sales’ “On Creation”—by Cameron Daly

In my Natural Theology class last semester, I was blessed to get to read and reflect on an excerpt from St. Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life concerning God’s act of creation (included as a link). I have … Continue reading

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What do you Find at the Foot of a Christmas Tree?—by Cameron Daly

What did you find around the foot of your Christmas tree this year? I imagine you may have found any number of things. I found a robot called “Vector” that reminds me of the old Irish song “Marvelous Toy.” (https://youtu.be/047P7U5ev_E) … Continue reading

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“Gossiping = Demonstrating Your Own Stupidity,” by Cameron Daly

Though I can’t say for sure that this is accepted as definitive Church teaching,* St. Ignatius of Loyola gave us a very helpful way to consider the act of gossiping—i.e., one that may strongly discourage us from it: “Nothing should … Continue reading

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“Obedience and Patience”—by Cameron Daly

“[The religious] must realize that all who are in the convent are no more than workmen whom God has set there solely that they may fashion and polish him as regards mortification”—St. John of the Cross, “Counsels to a Religious for the Attainment of Perfection,” 3. Continue reading

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Christ as Our Brother—a quote from St. Francis of Assisi

“How holy and beloved, how pleasing and lowly, how peaceful, delightful, lovable and desirable above all things it is to have a Brother like this, who laid down his life for his sheep, and prayed to his Father for us, … Continue reading

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“What are You Entitled to?”—class discussion post by Cameron Daly

Remember that you do not DESERVE God on account of your sins. This means that you do not DESERVE anything good; for God is goodness itself, and therefore all goodness—including all that you yourself possess in any way—has its source in Him. Therefore, all of it that you have is ultimately His generous gift to you. This is why we must banish any sense of ENTITLEMENT, and replace it with a profound APPRECIATION and GRATITUDE for God’s kindness and generosity. This is the only realistic approach. Continue reading

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Litany of Loreto

In honor of the month of May, the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pasted below* is a popular Litany to Our Lady, the “Litany of Loreto.” Please be sure to pray it, especially during the remainder of this month! … Continue reading

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