Tag Archives: St. Augustine

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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Fasting, Ketone Bodies & Long Life: Aging in a Divine Reality (2/2)

Fasting and Long Life Restricting an animal’s calorie intake is the most famous intervention known to extend life span. Discovered more than 70 years ago, it is still the only one absolutely proven to work. Most diseases, including cancer, diabetes … Continue reading

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