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Fraternal correction, a help along the path to holiness

Fraternal correction is an admonishment given by a Christian to his or her neighbor to help them along the path to holiness. It is a means of spiritual progress that helps us to know our defects, since otherwise these may often be hidden from us [...]
Tags: Charity, defects, Sincerity

Sacramental Confession

Let it out!Sincerity is indispensable if we are to achieve greater union with God. If you have an ugly "toad" inside you, my son, let it out! As I have always advised you, the first thing you must mention is what you wouldn't like anybody [...]
Tags: Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Conversion, defects, Spiritual guidance, Sincerity

Sport and interior life

To you, who like sports, the Apostle’s argument should appeal: “All the runners at the stadium are trying to win, but only one of them gets the prize. You must run in the same way, meaning to win.” The Way, 318 “It is a time of hope, [...]
Tags: defects, sports, Ascetical struggle

Overcoming the difficulties

For a son of God each day should be an opportunity for renewal, knowing for sure that with the help of grace he will reach the end of the road, which is Love. That is why if you begin and begin again, you are doing [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, defects, Divine sonship, Ascetical struggle, Optimism, Supernatural outlook, difficulties


Humility is another good way to arrive at interior peace. He has said so: ‘Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls.’ The Way, 607 Prayer is the humility of the man who acknowledges his [...]
Tags: defects, Humility, Sincerity, Virtues

The Mute Devil

And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about them, and the scribes arguing with them. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and ran up to him and greeted him. And he asked them, what [...]
Tags: defects, Gospel, Sincerity

Parable of the Sower

And when a great crowd came together and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the [...]
Tags: defects, Gospel, Ascetical struggle

Calling the Apostles

In these days he went out into the hills to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles; Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew [...]
Tags: Apostolate, defects, Vocation