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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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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 22

Of Internal Acts Acts are distinguished into External and Internal. External acts are those which bear relation to some sensible object, and are either morally good or evil, merely according to the nature of the principle from which they proceed. … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 21

The Noble Results of this Species of Prayer Some persons, when they hear of the prayer of silence, falsely imagine, that the soul remains stupid, dead, and inactive. But, unquestionably, it acteth therein, more nobly and more extensively than it … Continue reading Continue reading

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