Tag Archives: Temptation

Lent, St Padre Pio, and Spiritual Combat with the Devil

“We must prepare for temptation if we want to approach God.” (St. Padre Pio) Pope Benedict XIV wrote an encyclical on Lent in which he said: “The observance of Lent is the very badge of the Christian warfare. By it, … 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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How not to end your Lenten Fast

I composed this shortie a while back, but consider it most aptly published just before your Easter Sunday Lunch (BST). Just a warning that when the end of Lent arrives, you must resist the temptation to tuck in to the … Continue reading

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The Little Elf with Horns – who Tempted Christ

This is a reprint, (with full permission) of a recent article from Catholic & Welsh. It is provided here as one in the series of contributions by guest authors. If you would like to be a guest author, please get … Continue reading

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