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The Christian Armed Against the Seductions of the World and the Illusions of His Own Heart. Tr., by Father Ignatius of St. Paul (Paperback) Loot Price: R305
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The Christian Armed Against the Seductions of the World and the Illusions of His Own Heart. Tr., by Father Ignatius of St. Paul...

The Christian Armed Against the Seductions of the World and the Illusions of His Own Heart. Tr., by Father Ignatius of St. Paul (Paperback)

Ignazio Del Costato Di Gesu

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... iwise, and seek'rea'l joy in thee only, land in thy love? This very day--yea, i?this very moment.-ii 8; Do you wish to know where real 'joy, real gladness, is tobe found? In i the hearts of good men. Pure joy, tirieali gladness has no birthplace but nthat dmthis1 earth. Those who seek to serveGod;tbplease God, and to despise the, 'world, feel a joy very different ifitom the poisoned joys of worldlings., Their j oy is joy grounded on religion, altogether spiritual, all conformable rwith the nature of the soul; and this alone is able to content and satiate it "Their joy is a sweet joy a tranquil; jy, tan abundant joy, which nothing-ican disturb, Which must be possessed-an order to form a right idea of it. 'Tbeire have been saints, and many 6' "them, who have amorously complaine of the excess of sweetness With whicl their heart was inundated, of the abundance of their joy, and of'the; happiness with which their heart was filled. Was there ever found. one among the happy people of the world, of the great ones of the world, who has had to act thus? Will there be found any to make complaints like these? What hinders you from tasting this genuine gladness? What prevents your experiencing what the saints have experienced? Do you yourself also become a saint; set yourself to love God, to serve God, to please God, and you will know by experience what sort of joy is felt in that state.-' vn-.i-iFrttitilt is never a reason able thing to take poison, under the pretext that it is pleasant to the taste, or with the intention to take antidotes with it. Consider all the joys of the world' as mortal poisons. Be on your guard against worldly feasts, against worldly joys, even the most lawful. Join yourself to good people in their practices of piety, ...

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Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Ignazio Del Costato Di Gesu
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-29305-9
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-230-29305-1
Barcode: 9781230293059

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