Practicing Virtue


“Wait upon the Lord: wait upon Himhope11 patiently, wait upon Him by avoiding all sin. He will come; doubt it not. To this firm hope, join the practice of virtue, and even in this life you will begin to taste the ineffable joys of Paradise.”

                                  -St. Bernard

For Reflection:

What great spiritual advice St. Bernard gives us! Which part of this quote speaks most to your heart and why? How can you begin to cooperate with grace to see it through?


The Privilege of Being a Womanb1523
Alice von Hildebrand
Pb 118 pgs
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PART I   Page 12
Arguments Against the Privilege of Being a Woman

According to de Beauvoir, this inferiority is confirmed in the New Testament.  Has not Mary declared herself to be “the handmaid of the Lord?” She writes, “As servant, woman is entitled to the most splendid deification.”  Mary is praised for her obedience and submission….According to the French feminist, her final defeat is sealed when, after giving birth to a male child, she knees in front of Him and adores Him.  This act of adoration constitutes the “ultimate male victory”.

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