Tag Archives: St. Augustine

Silent Shouts of Joy: Raising Your Mind to Divine Thoughts (1/3)

Silent Shouts of Joy Remember thy Lord in thy soul, humbly and fearfully, not loud of voice, at morn and eventide. [Quran 7:205]. Where can we find real joy — joy that is lasting and completely satisfying? To be always joyous is … Continue reading

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Lust, Fasting & Self-Control: Weaning the Soul from Desires

Lusts: Insatiable, Fleeting, Unsatisfying There is no satisfying lusts, even by a shower of gold pieces; he who knows that lusts have a short taste and cause pain, he is wise; even in the [supernal] pleasures [of the devas], he … Continue reading

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Spiritual Appetite: Craving for the Mercy of God

Divine Craving & the Mercy of God Even if we have thousands of acts of great virtue to our credit, our confidence in being heard must be based on God’s mercy and His love for humanity. Even if we stand … Continue reading

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