Tag: The Kingdom of Grace series

Works of Love

“The measure of love is not the magnitude of the outward act, or even the torments it involves, but the depth of love secretly at work in the heart.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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Hope Does Not Disappoint

“The Church, too, in her liturgy prays for the blessings of nature to come to us. Yet, the hope of the Christian heart is at the same time far deeper. It is for something more.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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Believe in the Gospel Part 2

“Faith in a particular mystery touches the hem of his garment on high, and power flashes forth from him in the depths of our souls.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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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 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.  

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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. 

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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.

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