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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Advent Day #3 - Meditation and Mortification

Day Three of Advent brings to mind a quote found elsewhere on this blog, one from the Maxims of St. Ignatius of Loyola:

“If God gives you an abundant harvest of trials, it is a sign of the great holiness to which He desires you to attain.

Do you want to become a great saint?

Ask God to send you many sufferings. The flame of divine love never rises higher than when fed with the wood of the cross, which the infinite charity of the Savior uses to finish His sacrifice.

All the pleasures of the world are nothing compared with the sweetness found in the gall and vinegar offered to Jesus Christ; that is, hard and painful things endured for Jesus Christ and with Jesus Christ.”

Advent is a time of




Permit me to add three more words to the above list:




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1 comment:

Roman Sacristan said...

You just know this is going to be one of the children's Masses skits at some parish this Christmas ... somewhere.

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Lead me away from all occasions of sin.
Guide me in fulfilling your last words in the Gospel,
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