Category: Fr. James Brent

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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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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