Overcoming Spiritual Atrophy

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The spiritual masters have only spoken of three tendencies: distraction, dryness, and aridity. However, observation of life has brought me to "discover" another tendency, possibly worse than the ones already mentioned, found very often in our day: spiritual atrophy. The following happens to the muscles: when they are not used, they lose their tenor and elasticity. They do not die but they lose their vitality. They are no longer able to develop strength, lift weights, run. They become atrophied. It is not death, but rather death's front porch. Immobility is a sign of death and causes it. If life stops being motion, it ceases to be life: the tendons harden and are overcome with rigidity. A plant, if not watered or fertilized, dries out, loses strength, and slowly fails, due to its impending death. The same thing happens to many people. For...

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The Rose and the Fire

This book offers Father Ignacio Larrañaga's own account of his life of faith. He synthesized and reflects on the vital impulses that constitute turning points in his life of faith.  

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