On The Conformity to the Will of God “And, life in his good-will.” cf Psalm 30:6 All our salvation and perfection consists in loving God.
ON THE LOVING DWELLING OF JESUS CHRIST ON THE ALTARS OF THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT “Come to me, all ye that labor and are burdened,
ON THE HOLY COMMUNION “Take ye, and eat: this is my body.” Matthew 26:26 Let us consider the great gift which Jesus Christ has bestowed
ON THE LOVE OF GOD “Let us therefore love God, because God hath first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Consider, in the first place, that
ON CONFIDENCE IN THE PATRONAGE OF MARY “He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord.” Proverbs 8:35 “O,
ON PERSEVERANCE “He that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13 St. Jerome says, that many begin well, but few persevere.
ON PRAYER “Ask, and it shall be given you; for every one that asketh receiveth.” Luke 11:9,10 Not only in this, but in a thousand
ON HEAVEN “Your sorrow shall be turned into joy.” John 16:20 Let us at present animate ourselves with the hope of heaven, to bear patiently
REMORSES OF THE DAMNED “Their worm dieth not.” Mark 9:47 According to St. Thomas [Aquinas], this worm, which dieth not, is to be understood of
ON THE ETERNITY OF HELL “And these shall go into everlasting punishment.” Matthew 25:46 Were hell not eternal, it should not be hell. Torments which
ON THE PAINS OF HELL “And these shall go into everlasting punishment.” Matthew 25:46 In committing sin, the sinner does two evils. He abandons God,
ON THE GENERAL JUDGMENT “The Lord shall be known when he executeth judgment.” cf Psalm 9:17 At present, there is no one in this world
ON THE PARTICULAR JUDGMENT “We must all be manifested before the judgment-seat of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 Consider the appearance, the accusation, the examination, and
THE DELUSIONS WHICH THE DEVIL SUGGESTS TO SINNERS Let us imagine a young man who has fallen into grievous sins, which he has already confessed,
ON EVIL HABITS “The wicked man, when he is come into the depth of sins contemneth.” cf Proverbs 18:3 The evil inclination to sin is