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The Importance of a Free Heart

by Alexandre Havard January 04, 2021 3 min read

A good heart is full of good intentions. A great heart is full of good intentions and does good deeds. A free heart is something different. It is a heart endowed with an extraordinary power: the power to consistently perceive the highest realities of life, even if invisible (sensibility), and respond straight away to those realities (responsiveness).
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Saint Leo the Great Christmas Reflection

by St. Leo the Great December 03, 2020 4 min read

Today, my dearest ones, Our Saviour is born. Let us rejoice. It isn’t right to allow sadness any room when Life is born, taking away the fear of death and, with eternity promised us, filling us with joy.
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14 Rules for the Discernment of Spirits by St. Ignatius of Loyola

by St. Ignatius of Loyola August 03, 2018 6 min read

Rules for becoming aware and understanding to some extent the different movements which are caused in the soul, the good, to receive them, and the bad to reject them.
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Charles Carroll: The Revolutionary Becket?

by Scepter Publishers June 15, 2018 11 min read

By Scott McDermott

If I didn’t make you do a double-take with that title – well, I’m disappointed. Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, seems to have little in common with King Henry II’s 12th-century Chancellor and Archbishop of Canterbury, St. Thomas Becket. Obviously, Becket was a priest, while Carroll, a married layman, earned vast wealth through his plantations and business ventures. Carroll died in his bed at age 95, while Becket was murdered at the altar in his prime.

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