Tag: Fr. James Brent O.P.

Believe in the Gospel Part 1

“Faith is a shield against all the fiery darts of the enemy (Eph. 6:16), but to use the shield requires us actually to look at things in the light of God.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Pathways of Metanoia

“By grace, the eyes of the heart are capable of knowing God inwardly and intimately on the most familiar terms of love – experiencing his Presence. When it comes to this higher and deeper sort of knowing, however, you and I are like the blind men in the gospel stories.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Growth of Grace

“The life of grace in our souls is also sometimes compared to a marriage. Wedding days are a moment of great beauty because it is the beginning of a union between a man and a woman. Yet, the wedding day is only a beginning.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Grace of Filial Adoption

“What we receive in our baptism is amazing. Something of the eternal Son’s very own relation to the Father, a true share in his eternal Sonship, has been planted in our hearts by grace. As a result of such a stupendous grace, something of the Son’s own Life of standing before the Father in the Spirit of Love is now the life of our hearts too.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Grace to Be Jesus

“There is no union greater or more radical than the oneness between Jesus Christ and his followers who live by grace.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Filial Prayer

“True life is found in living the one prayer that saves the world – the filial prayer of Jesus Christ.”

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The Name in Our Hearts

“It is time for everyone in the Church today to wake up to the reality that the first Christians knew so vividly. It is time to become aware of the grace of the Name dwelling in our hearts.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Meaning of Charity

“Charity, or friendship with God, is a great mystery indeed, but human friendships provide an obvious model or analogy for purposes of understanding and living in friendship with God.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Life of Grace

“Sanctifying grace is no transitory touch of God, but something of his supernatural and divine Life rooted in the depths of our souls. Sanctifying grace is the root of the whole spiritual life in us.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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