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...unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish.

Luke 13:3

...except you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish.

Luke 13:5

This is ember week

Thursday, May 25, 2006

St. Madeline Sophie Barat (May 25)

Saint SophieMay 25th is the feast day of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.

She said:

"As iron is fashioned by fire and on the anvil, so in the fire of suffering and under the weight of trials, our souls receive that form which our Lord desires them to have." (found here)

"If we love God and are faithful to Him, we shall be at peace, and this peace will endure." (found here)

"The more we have denied ourselves during the day, the nearer are we each evening to the Heart of our Lord."

"One soul saved is worth more than our lives." (found here)

"God does not ask of us the perfection of tomorrow, nor even of tonight, but only of the present moment." (found here and here)

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Poor Saint Sophie. Her spiritual descendents say God does not judge. Our Lord says He does.

Poor Saint Sophie. The vision of her spiritual descendents is "To be perceived as religious educators who" do various fine things (expressed in a vocabulary disconnected from "the Catholic tradition"). Their vision is not to do good things but to be seen as people who do good things. Perception over reality! Thin gruel for the intellectual & spiritual nourishment of their students.

Poor Saint Sophie. Her order is now the (at one time) modern sort that hides its vocations by dressing as laity.

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St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, pray for us!

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