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St. Francis de Sales

Chatting about: The Spiritual Condition

If the soul is the higher part of our being (above the body), why do you think it is so easy for us give into the desire for things instead of desiring and seeking holiness to that degree? How often do you ponder the eternal perspective? Meaning, how often are you actions, thoughts, and words […]

Our Spiritual Condition- Test It!

Test the passions and ascertain your spiritual condition       Sign up: Living Jesus Chat — Membership   We continue our series with Part V, Chapter 7, “Examination As to the Affectations of the Soul,“ from An Introduction to the Devout Life. Here Saint Francis continues our examination by considering the things our soul desires. I have […]

Chatting about Love of Neighbor

Sister Susan Marie (Moderator): St. Paul wrote in Philippians 2:3: “Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves.” This advice immediately precedes the famous “self-emptying” passage describing Christ’s great humility and self-giving. You could almost say that this is the heart of the Gospel message. […]