Oblate Program at Belmont Abbey, NC

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Getting rid of Idols

What idols are in your life? Do you recognize them all? Here, we can all use an “illumination.” For idols are many — and very sneaky, as well as entrenched: seemingly normal. Very often, we justify them. There are idols of self: ego, vanity, selfishness. (Do you put your interests above those of others — in ways large […]


How to Recognize If You Have Consented to Temptation

We have not much difficulty in seeing that temptation is no evil and that consent alone makes the sin. That which troubles and disquiets those whom God subjects to this painful trial is the fear of offending God and their ignorance of the principles by which they may reassure themselves, not being able to distinguish […]