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From the monthly archives: April, 1998

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Only a kiss can purify the heart

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 27, 1998

"Let me be punished by a kiss!" That is a prayer St. Therese of Lisieux used to say. What a curious, paradoxical phrase! Few of us, I suspect, pray that way, but it is a prayer rich in insight, containing the rich theology of purgatory.

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Wisdom begins with fear of the Lord

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 20, 1998

St. John of the Cross once proposed this axiom" "Learn to understand more by not understanding than by understanding." A curious statement, though obviously a profound one. What does he mean by this? How do we understand "by not understanding"?

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Piety as a passion for the faith Template

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 13, 1998

Ernst Kasemann once commented that the problem with the world is that the liberals aren't pious and the pious aren't liberal. A wise comment, one that puts some perspective on the sixth gift of the Holy Spirit, piety. What is piety?

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Some real life examples of fortitude

Fr. Ron Rolheiser, omi

April 6, 1998

Many of us are familiar with the story Dead Man Walking. It's about a Catholic nun, Helen Prejean, who is working among prisoners on death row, helping prepare them for death.

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