Saturday, September 12, 2009

Earnest Efforts

A quote from the French Jesuit Nicholas Grou. Link (here)
Satan is far more earnest in his efforts to divert a soul from sanctity than to divert her from sin. It is rather his own wickedness than the tempter's malice that leads man to sin; but it is more the tempter's malice than human wickedness that impedes perseverance in the way of perfection, when once that course has been seriously embraced, (p. 15.)

From the book entitled, The Interior of Jesus and Mary. From the French of Pere Grou, S.J. Edited by the Rev. S. H. Fristee, S.J. New York : Catholic Publication Society ; London: Burns and Oates.

Via Patrick Madrid

This is an amazing sermon delivered two days ago by an unidentified Catholic priest. He discourses clearly and forcefully on a range of issues, especially the serious obligation we who are parents have before God to safeguard our children from moral dangers.
Along the way, he makes a few startling comments about how the evil one tries to subvert children and, in particular, he advises parents to be on guard against letting a certain "strange man" speak directly to their children.
Give this a listen. It will be 18 minutes and 44 seconds of your life well spent.

P.S. In case you're wondering, the lion picture pertains to 1 Peter 5:8-9. When you hear this sermon, you'll understand why I added that graphic.

Link (here)

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