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Salvation in Jesus

In the book Acts of Apostles after the Pentecost, what follows especially from chapter two to four is the spirit filled sermons of St. Peter. In Chapter three we read how Peter healed the crippled beggar by saying, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give...

Life Founded on Evangelical Maxims

In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus concludes the sermon on the mount by saying, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock…And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will...

Vincent’s Trust in God’s Providence

In the book Louis Abelly wrote about Vincent’s Trust in God’s providence, he mentions a conference which Vincent gave to his priests (CED XI:38-39). Vincent referring to the beginning of the Congregation and the various ministries they were doing he tells his priests:...

Vincent’s Constant Attention to the Presence of God

St. Francis De Sales in his famous book, Introduction to the Devout Life, writes about “constant spiritual attentiveness” as the most assured means of spiritual advancement. In the spiritual life of St. Vincent, especially as given in the book of Louis Abelly, we come...
Jesus’ Triumphal Journey

Jesus’ Triumphal Journey

We have entered into the Holy week by remembering Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem. In the synoptic gospels, Jesus’ life and ministry is presented as a journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. On his way to Jerusalem he calls some to leave everything and follow him, some...

Salvation by God’s Grace

Salvation by God’s Grace

Once a person went to a very wise and holy teacher asking, “what should I do to attain salvation?” To his surprise, the holy man asked him, “what do you do for the sun to rise!?” In other words, the holy man wanted to tell him that, as the rising of the sun does not...

Zeal for God’s House

Zeal for God’s House

On the third Sunday of Lent, for the liturgical reading we have the gospel in which we read about Jesus’s action of cleansing the temple of Jerusalem by driving out those who were selling things in the temple by saying, My house shall be a house of prayer; but you...

The Herald of Good Tidings

The Herald of Good Tidings

In the liturgical readings of the season of advent the book of Isaiah has a prominent place. Especially the passage, (Isa 40:1-11) in which we read about the voice which commands the herald of good tidings to “Cry out.” It is a solemn command to announce the good news...

Incarnation

Incarnation

There is an interesting story of an atheist who considered faith in the incarnation of Jesus as absurd. On a Christmas night when all the believers where in the Church to celebrate the birth of Christ, he stayed back at home. That night there was big thunder storm and...

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