Category Archives: Thoughts

Suicide and the Torment of Numbness

I am numb, through and through, and it is tortuous. A piece of my heart has been torn away, so I ought to be reeling in pain, but the shock runs too deep. I sense a hole in my chest, … Continue reading

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Why Did Doubting Thomas Hang Around?

It had never occurred to me before, not until Father John asked the rhetorical question during his homily during Mass on Sunday. “Why did Thomas stick with the disciples for a whole week, after Easter Sunday? He must have thought, ‘These guys are crazy! … Continue reading

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March, a Time for Peace – Part III

Part III in the series of excerpts from Dom Lorenzo Scupoli’s “Treatise on Peace of Soul”. Chapter Three: THE NECESSITY OF BUILDING THIS PEACEFUL HABITATION BY DEGREES Banish from your mind whatever tends to depress and disconcert you, striving always with … Continue reading

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March, a Time for Peace – Part II

Part II in the series of excerpts from Dom Lorenzo Scupoli’s “Treatise on Peace of Soul”, Chapter Two: THE CARE TO BE EXERCISED BY THE SOUL IN THE ACQUISITION OF PERFECT TRANQUILITY The mild, peaceful, constant attention to the feelings … Continue reading

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