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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 4

[The imperfections of lust, the third capital vice, usually found in beginners.] 1. A number of these beginners have many more imperfections in each vice than those I am mentioning. But to avoid prolixity, I am omitting them and touching … Continue reading Continue reading

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John of the Cross – The Dark Night of the Soul – Book 1 – Chapter 3

[Some imperfections of spiritual avarice commonly found in beginners.] 1. Many beginners also at times possess great spiritual avarice. They hardly ever seem content with the spirit God gives them. They become unhappy and peevish because they don’t find the … Continue reading Continue reading

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