Mortification: A Condition for Following Jesus

by | Mar 26, 2021 | Formation

“Saint Vincent did not impose difficult or burdensome mortifications and austerities. Rather, he invited us to have great esteem for external and internal mortification and to practice both kinds in a spirit of penance 1. He preferred internal mortifications, that is, control of our will and judgment, of our senses and those inclinations that rob us of our freedom to follow Jesus and to work for the establishment of his Kingdom 2.”

– Miguel Pérez Flores, C.M. & Antonino Orcajo, C.M., referring to the Common Rules of the Congregation of the Mission

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