Tag Archives: St. Francis of Assisi

Fasting, Asceticism & God-consciousness

Fasting and Spiritual Discipline Renounce yourself in order to follow Christ; discipline your body; do not pamper yourself, but love fasting. [The Rule of St. Benedict, The Instruments of Good Works, Ch. 4]. Every major religion has a small segment … Continue reading

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Graceful Cuisine: Nutrition, Diet and the Spiritual Brain

  Nutrition, Diet and the Spiritual Brain Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Catholic Popes and Saints (5/7)

(Updated 02/17/2015 ) Fasting Quotes: Catholic Popes and Saints   Saint Peter Chrysologus (c. 380 – c. 450) Saint Benedict (c. 480 – 547) Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) Saint Francis of Assisi  (1181/1182 – 1226) Saint Thomas Aquinas  (1225 – 1274) … Continue reading

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Wealth, Security & Charity: Long-term Spiritual Investments

Wealth, Security and Charity  For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything … Continue reading

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Sustainable Society: Index of Spiritual Health Indicators (2/2)

  Spiritual Health Indicators in Society The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted conscience. … Continue reading

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