Evening Meditations for the Ninth Tuesday After Pentecost~ St Alphonsus Liguori

Let these souls so dear to God, and who are resolutely determined to belong entirely to Him, take comfort, although at the same time they see themselves deprived of every consolation. Their desolation is a sign of their being very acceptable to God, and that He has for them a place prepared in His heavenly kingdom, which overflows with consolations as full as they are lasting.

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation: August 9th

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation

Evening Meditations for the Ninth Monday After Pentecost~ St Alphonsus Liguori

Wherefore, in this state of desolation the soul must not heed the devil, when he suggests that God has abandoned her; nor must she leave off prayer. This is the object at which the devil is aiming, in order afterwards to drag her down some precipice. St. Teresa writes: “The Lord proves His true lovers by dryness and temptations. What though the dryness should be of life-long duration, let the soul never relax in prayer; the time will arrive when all will be abundantly repaid.”

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation: August 8th

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation

Evening Meditations for the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost~ St Alphonsus Liguori

When a soul that loves God finds herself in this state of darkness, uncertainty, and fear, she must not lose courage; and neither must he who directs her become alarmed. Those sensual movements, those temptations against Faith, those feelings of distrust, and those attacks which urge her to hate Almighty God, are fears, are tortures of the soul, are efforts of the enemy; but they are not voluntary, and therefore they are not sins.

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation: August 7th

Today’s ✠Challoner Meditation

Carissimi, today’s Mass: St Cajetan & Sunday IX Post Pentecost

Carissimi: Today’s Mass;
St Cajetan & Sunday IX Post Pentecost

Spiritual Reading for Sunday – Ninth Week After Pentecost

… I wished to establish the Proposition–that God gives to all the grace of Prayer, for the honour of God’s Providence and Goodness, and to be of assistance to sinners, to prevent them from giving themselves up to despair, thinking themselves deprived of grace; and, at the same time, to take from them all excuse for saying that they have not strength to resist the assaults of the senses and of hell. I have shown them that of those who are lost, no one is damned for the Original sin of Adam, but solely for his own sin, because God refuses to no one the grace of Prayer, whereby we may obtain His assistance to overcome every desire and every temptation.

Evening Meditations for the Eighth Saturday After Pentecost~ St Alphonsus Liguori

Let us come now to the practice of what we are to do on our part in the like circumstances. When Almighty God in His mercy deigns to console us with His loving visitations, and to let us feel the presence of His grace, it is not good to reject the Divine consolations, as some false mystics advise: let us thankfully receive them, but let us beware of settling down on them, and seeking delight in those feelings of spiritual tenderness.

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