Entries tagged with “virtues”.
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Tue 6 Mar 2012
But let no one suppose it possible to form true Christian virtues, and to serve God as he ought, unless he is ready in good earnest to do violence to his own inclinations, and to endure the pain of giving up all the things which pleased him, both great and small, and to which he had clung with earthly affection.
~Lorenzo Scupoli, The Spiritual Combat
Sun 13 Jun 2010
The man who is filled with the Holy Spirit speaks in different languages. These different languages are different ways of witnessing to Christ, such as humility, poverty, patience, and obedience; we speak in those languages when we reveal in ourselves these virtues to others.
~St. Anthony (via Beauty for Ashes)
Thu 4 Mar 2010
Remembrance of wrongs is the consummation of anger, the keeper of sins, hatred of righteousness, ruin of virtues, poison of the soul, worm of the mind, shame of prayer, cessation of supplication, estrangement of love, a nail stuck in the soul, pleasureless feeling cherished in the sweetness of bitterness, continuous sin, unsleeping transgression, hourly malice.
~St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent via Scott’s Catholicism Blog
Tue 2 Feb 2010
Pure holy simplicity confounds all the wisdom of this world and the wisdom of the flesh.
~St. Francis of Assisi, Salutation of the Virtues