Tag: Fr. James Brent

Spiritual Dispositions for Holy Communion

“To be in a state of grace is the minimal disposition necessary to receive holy Communion, but when it comes to receiving Love why would anyone settle for the minimum?” – Fr. James Brent


The Forgiveness of Sins Part 2

“From the first moment of conception, something deep is missing from the human soul – something that God meant human beings to receive.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.  


The Forgiveness of Sins Part 1

“‘I believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins,’ says the Nicene Creed. There is much more packed into that little article of faith than first meets the eye.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P. 


The Temple of the Trinity

“The grace of baptism is the grace to become God-bearers, and the call for us now is to awaken to the grace and live it freely. But how? A stunning example of someone who was fully aware of the indwelling, and taught us how to live consciously and freely according to that grace, is Saint Ignatius of Antioch.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.


The Friends of God

“The Lord has revealed his plan and purpose of making us into his friends. We have no natural ability to be friends of God, and we are weak in every way, but he loves us nonetheless.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.


The Light of Grace

“In order to live the spiritual life, in order to come to know, love, and enjoy God himself, the first thing one needs is the light of grace.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.  

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