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The Simple Path to Holiness: the Careful Performance of our Daily Duties

Today (June 9) is the feast of Blessed Anna Maria Taigi. She was one of the most remarkable lay mystics in the history of the Church. Despite being favoured with many extraordinary mystical gifts, and consulted by bishops, popes and … Continue reading

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When Tempted to Sin, Follow St. Francis de Sales’ Advice

“My son, when you come to serve God, prepare your soul for temptation.” – Ecclus. (Sirach) 2:1 St. Francis de Sales, whose feast we celebrate on 24th January (29th January in the Extraordinary Form) in his book Introduction to the Devout Life, explains … Continue reading

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Prayers of aspiration

Prayers of aspiration – brief phrases that turn our minds and hearts to the Lord – are ideal for filling odd moments when we are waiting at the lights, sitting in a waiting room, wakeful in the night, or otherwise … Continue reading

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