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Parables of the Cross

It is in the stages of a plant’s growth, its budding and blossoming and seed-bearing that this lesson has come to me:  the lesson of death in its delivering power.  It has come as no mere far-fetched imagery, but as … Continue reading

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Endless Possibilities

God only knows the endless possibilities that lie enfolded in each one of us!                                                     … Continue reading

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The Path of Life

  “Death is the gate of life.”  Does it look so to us?  Have we learnt to go down, once and again, into its gathering shadow in quietness and confidence, knowing that there is always “a better resurrection” beyond?   … Continue reading

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Our Works Will Follow Us

“Our works will follow us. God may use, by reason of the wonderful solidarity of His Church, the things that He has wrought in us, for the blessing of souls unknown to us:  as these twigs and leaves of bygone … Continue reading

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Who Wants To Be Holy?!

“Holiness, not safety, is the end of our calling.”  Parables of the The Cross How Lilias loved the young Arab women who peopled her life in Algiers.  Her heart reached out to their common plight:  married off by their families at … Continue reading

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Lilias’s Legacy

“It is when the death of winter has done its work that the sun can draw out in each plant its own individuality, and make its existence full and fragrant.  Spiritual growth means something more than the sweeping away of … Continue reading

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Lesson of the Buttercup

Have we learned the buttercup’s lesson yet?  Are our hands off the very blossom of our life?  Are all things – even the treasures that He has sanctified – held loosely, ready to be parted with, without a struggle, when … Continue reading

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